CDC influenza surveillance report no. 62, January 5, 1962
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CDC influenza surveillance report no. 62, January 5, 1962

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    "Influenza B has been identified in outbreaks of respiratory illness in eight States. They are California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, and Florida. Utah had reported outbreaks of respiratory disease; specimens have been collected and are being analyzed in the laboratory. In Canada, the Province of Saskatchewan has confirmed epidemics of Influenza B. Several areas in England and Wales have reported outbreaks associated with the Influenza B virus. No confirmed outbreaks of Asian influenza have been reported in either Canada or the United States during the present season. No significant excess pneumonia and influenza mortality has been reported for the United States during the current influenza season, either nationally or by region. Influenza deaths in England and Wales, by contrast, have been steadily rising. Preliminary strain analysis comparing present with past strains of Influenza B indicates some antigenic change between present strains and the B/Great Lakes/1954 strain. However, typing of isolates or serodiagnosis should not present difficulty using the materials previously supplied by the WHO Influenza Center for the Americas.." - p. 3
  • Content Notes:
    January 5, 1962. This report was prepared in the Surveillance Section, Communicable Disease Center by George C. Denniston, 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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