Influenza surveillance report no. 66, February 1, 1962
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Influenza surveillance report no. 66, February 1, 1962

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      "Epidemics of respiratory disease attended by increased school ab- senteeism are currently prevalent throughout the Midwestern and South-eastern States. Following the first Midwestern identification in Missouri and Southern Illinois, epidemic Influenza B spread to involve Eastern Kansas, Western Kentucky, Central Tennessee, and North Georgia. This week, in addition to further spread within these State, a marked increase in reported outbreaks has occurred in the neighboring States of Ohio, Worth Carolina, Arkansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, end Nebraska. On the periphery of this epidemic activity, scattered outbreaks Were noted in South Carolina, Alabama, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Texas. Scattered outbreaks of acute febrile respiratory disease were noted in the Northeastern United States. Increased school absenteeism and/or respiratory disease outbreaks were observed in Southern Maryland (3 counties), New Jersey (8 counties), Pennsylvania (2 counties), Connecticut (2 counties), Massachusetts (2 counties), Vermont (2 counties), and New York (2 counties). The epidemic has waned in the Pacific Coast States and is evidencing little spread in the Rocky Mountain area. Influenza B has now been confirmed by virologic isolation or serologic titer rises in outbreaks in 18 States and the District of Columbia. Additional States reporting confirmations this week include Ohio, Minnesota, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, and Utah. No evidence of Influenza A activity has yet been uncovered. A number of outbreaks have been reported in 3 Canadian Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba. Epidemics of respiratory disease confirmed as Influenza B are occurring in Poland, Spain, Denmark, \and the United Kingdom. Deaths from pneumonia and influenza in 108 United States cities remain elevated above expected levels for the fourth consecutive week. Excess mortality this week is recorded in 3 of the 9 geographic divisions of the country." - p. [1]
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      February 1, 1962. Produced by the Communicable Disease Center Epidemiology Branch Surveillance Section. "Summarized in this report is information received from State Health Departments, university investigators, virology laboratories and other pertinent sources, domestic and foreign. Much of the information is preliminary. It is intended primarily for the use of those with responsibility for disease control activities. Anyone desiring to quote this report should contact the original investigator for confirmation and interpretation." - preface
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