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CDC influenza surveillance report no. 59, February 10, 1961
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    I. Summary of information-- II. Current status of influenza in the United States-- III. Current analysis of influenza and pneumonia mortality-- IV. International notes

    "In the three-week interval since the publication of the last CDC Influenza Surveillance Report, No. 58 January 16, 1961, no outbreaks of influenza or unusual concentrations of cases of influenza-like disease have been reported to this unit. There has been no evidence of influenza activity in the continental United States thus far during the present season. Analysis of current deaths due to influenza and pneumonia received from 108 cities in the United States reveals that the number of deaths through the week ending February 4, 1961, are within the expected limits of normal for the season. Reports received during the past three weeks indicate that the epidemic of influenza in Great Britain, confirmed as due to type A2 influenza virus, is continuing to spread. The epidemic of influenza reported from Japan, centering around metropolitan Tokyo, is likewise continuing, and has been confirmed as due to influenza type B. An epidemic characteristic of influenza, but not yet laboratory confirmed, has been reported from Samoa." - p. 2

  • Content Notes:
    Februray 10, 1961 ; This report was prepared in the Surveillance Section, Communicable Disease Center by Theodore C. Eickhoff, M. D., Chief, Influenza Surveillance Unit, with the Assistance of the Statistics Section, Robert E. Serfling, Ph.D., Chief. ; "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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