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Morbidity and mortality weekly report, Vol. 1, no. 20, May 23, 1952
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    Provisional statistics for specified notifiable diseases in the United States for week ended May 15, 1952 [p. 1-2] -- Provisional statistics for deaths in selected cities for week ended May 15, 1952 [p. 7]

    Epidemiological reports: Acute upper respiratory disease [p. 1.] -- Influenza [p. 1.] – Salmonella Infections [p. 1.] – Plague infection – Salmonella Infections [p. 1.] – Communicable diseases in other areas [p. 1.]

    Table 1. Comparative data for cases of specified notifiable diseases: United States [p. 2] -- Cases of specified diseases with comparative data: United States, each division and state for week ended May 15, 1952 [p. 3-4] -- Table 3. Table 3. Cases of specified diseases: selected cities for week ended May 15, 1952 [p. 5-6] -- Table 4 Deaths in selected cities by geographic division [p. 7] -- Table 5. Table 5. Deaths in selected cities by geographic division for week ended May 15, 1952 [p. 8]

    "One confirmed case of smallpox was reported from Lancaster County, Nebraska. The incidence or typhoid fever since the beginning or 1952 has been slightly lower than for the same period in 1951. A total of 563 cases has been reported for the trust 20 weeks of 1952 as compared with 596 for the corresponding weeks of 1951. Figures for similar periods In pervious years are: 715 in 1947, 767 in 1948, 764 in 1949, and 671 in 1950. Pennsylvania has reported the largest number since January I, namely, 53 cases. Other States reporting more than 25 cases are: Texas with 43, Georgia, 40; California, 38; Mississippi, 33; Louisiana 30 and Colorado, 28. In this group of States Colorado had the highest rate (6.3) per 100,000 population calculated on an annual basis, and California the lowest (1.1). Colorado has reported 3 separate outbreaks, which accounted for 25 of the 28 cases reported. Georgia reported 1 outbreak consisting of 11 cases, and California 1 in which 3 cases were reported. Ten of the 52 cases reported In Pennsylvania were reported from 1 county in 1 week but no details are available regarding this group. Thirteen cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever were reported for the current week. More than half this number were in Idaho (2) and Wyoming (6), the only States in the Mountain Division to report any cases. For the week ended May 10, Idaho and Wyoming reported 3 cases each and Colorado, 1 case. During the first 20 weeks of 1951 only 10 cases were reported in the Mountain States. Of these, 4 were in Wyoming, 1 in Idaho, and 2 in Colorado. Provisional figures for the entire year (1951) were: Montana, 10 cases; Idaho, 11; Wyoming, 16; Colorado, 8; and Utah, 18. The number of cases of poliomyelitis for the current week was 118 as compared with 101 for the previous week. An Increase of 5 cases in each of 3 States (Louisiana, Texas, and California) accounted for all of this increase, Since the seasonal low week a total of 5'77 cases has been reported, 204 of which occurred in Texas, 90 in California, and 40 in Louisiana. For the same period of 1951, there was a total of 414 cases of which 66 occurred in Texas, 81 In California, and 26 in Louisiana." - p. 1

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