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CDC influenza surveillance report no. 60, May 5, 1961
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    "In the three month interval since the publication of the last CDC Influenza Surveillance Report, No. 59, February 10, 1961, reports of the occurrence of epidemic influenza or unusual concentrations of cases of influenza-like disease within the United States have been distinctly limited. Outbreaks of influenza were reported during March and early April from New Haven, Connecticut, and New York City. There are no reports of influenza activity current within the continental United States. Current analysis of influenza and pneumonia deaths through the week ending April 29, 1961, reveals that the number of deaths are within the expected limits of normal for the season. Internationally, major outbreaks of influenza occurred in Great Britain during January, February, and March 1961, due to influenza A2. In January and February, a major epidemic of influenza B occurred in Japan. There were in addition reports of outbreaks of influenza or influenza-like disease of varying extent in Norway, American Samoa, and Canada. This will be the last Influenza Surveillance Report of the current series. Although the surveillance of acute respiratory diseases will continue as a routine function of the Surveillance Section, CDC, no further such reports will be issued, barring unusual developments, until the Fall of 1960. We wish to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed information of either a positive or negative character to the Influenza Surveillance Unit during the recent season, and participated in making the influenza surveillance program operative in assessing the trends influenza within the United States." - p. 2
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    May 5, 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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