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CDC influenza surveillance report no. 53, January 29, 1960
  • Published Date:
    January 29, 1960
Filetype[PDF - 3.71 MB]

  • Personal Authors:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Communicable Disease Center (U.S.), Epidemiology Branch., Surveillance Section.
  • Series:
    CDC influenza surveillance report ; no. 53
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  • Description:
    I. Summary of information -- II. Current status of influenza in the United States -- III. Current analysis of influenza and pneumonia mortality -- IV. Influenza surveillance in California and New York -- V. Statement on influenza research

    "During the one-week interval since the publication of CDC Influenza Surveillance Report No. 52, January 22, 1960, influenza continued to be reported with a sporadic and limited distribution. Although this week marked the first reported outbreaks of influenzal illness from states in the South Atlantic region, many of the previously reported outbreaks, particularly in the eastern half of the United States, appear to be subsiding. California and Texas, however, continue to report extensive outbreaks of influenza-like disease, and the Los Angeles area, as judged by current information, has experienced the most severe outbreak in the nation thus far. An increased incidence of febrile respiratory disease, or local outbreaks of' clinical influenza have been reported from a total of 29 states, including the District of Columbia. Influenza virus, type A2, has been isolated in a total of 16 states, including the District of Columbia. Mortality due to influenza and pneumonia, as reported from 108, cities for the week ending January 23rd, continued to rise, and for the third successive week exceeds the 'epidemic threshold'. This increase is noted in many regions, but is particularly marked in the Pacific region. The problems inherent in reporting influenza and influenza-like illnesses are discussed, and a detailed presentation of influenza surveillance programs as instituted by California and New York is included. A statement of the Committee of Investigators of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Influenza Research is presented; this statement seeks to stimulate current and long-range research .1n influenza, and defines particular problems needing study." - p. 2

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