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CDC influenza surveillance report no. 62, January 5, 1962
  • Published Date:
    January 5, 1962
Filetype[PDF - 1.46 MB]

  • Corporate Authors:
    Communicable Disease Center (U.S.), Epidemiology Branch., Surveillance Section.
  • Series:
    CDC influenza surveillance report ; no. 62
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    I. Summary of information -- II. Epidemic reports -- III. Press release -- IV. Laboratory report. Antigenic variation -- V. Weekly pneumonia and influenza deaths

    "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

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