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CDC influenza surveillance report no. 51, January 15, 1960
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    "In the ten-day interval since the publication of the CDC Influenza Surveillance report #50, reports of outbreaks of respiratory disease have been received with increasing frequency, Texas and the southern half of California, in particular, report widespread waves of febrile respiratory disease. Major urban epidemics are current in Los Angeles, California, several cities in Texas, urban epidemics are current in Las Angeles, California, several cities in Detroit, Michigan, and declining in Columbus, Ohio, Other states reporting localized outbreaks are Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii. The outbreaks in Detroit, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio are confirmed as being due to A2 influenza virus. This strain has also been isolated in California, Iowa, and Texas. One isolation of Al influenza virus is reported from Texas. The current analysis of influenza and pneumonia mortality reveals that excess mortality is being reported for the first time since last spring. Most of this excess is found in the East North Central and East South Central areas of the country. No significant departure from the expected seasonal levels are yet seen in the Western and Pacific Coast areas." - p. 2
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    January 15, 1960. This report was prepared by Theodore C. Eickhoff, M. D., Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Surveillance Section, Epidemiology Branch, CDC. "For administrative use." - cover "Information contained in this report is a summary of data reported to CDC by State Health Departments, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officers, collaborating influenza diagnostic laboratories, and other pertinent sources. Much if it is preliminary in nature and is primarily in nature and is primarily intended for those involved in influenza control activities. It is understood that the contents of these report will not be released to the press, except by the Office of the Surgeon General, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. State Health Officers, of course, will judge the advisability of releasing any information from their own state." - cover
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