Shigella surveillance report no. 18, March 3, 1969
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Shigella surveillance report no. 18, March 3, 1969

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      Fourth Quarter 1968

      In the fourth quarter of 1968, 2,776 isolations were reported from humans. This number represents an increase of 6.3 percent from the 2,612 isolations in the third quarter of 1968 and a decrease of 17.4 percent* from the 3,362 isolations in the fourth quarter of 1967 (Table I).

      Yearly Summary for 1968: During the year 1968, a total of 9,277 isolations of shigella were reported to NCDC. This was a decrease of 18.7 percent* from the 11,405 isolations reported in 1967. Utilizing the population estimates for July 1967, the overall United States attack rate was 46.1 cases per million population in 1968, as compared to 57.3 cases per million population in 1967. The attack rate by state is depicted in Figure 9.

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      I. Summary -- II. Reported isolations -- III. Current investigations -- IV. Reports from the States -- V. Current trends and developments -- Vi. Yearly Summary for 1968.
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