Shigella surveillance report no. 26, APRIL 1971
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Shigella surveillance report no. 26, APRIL 1971

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      Fourth Quarter 1970

      In the fourth quarter of 1970, 4,437 isolations from humans were reported. This number represents an increase of 1,339 (43.2 percent) over the 3,098 isolations in the third quarter 1970 and an increase of 1,522 (52.2 percent) over the 2,915 isolations in the fourth quarter of 1969 (Table I).

      Summary for 1970: In 1970, a total of 10,903 isolations of shigella was reported to CDC. This was an increase of 20.4 percent over the 9,054 isolations (excluding isolations reported during January and February, 1969 from California) reported in 1969. Utilizing the population estimates for July 1, 1969, the overall U.S. attack rate was 54.0 reported isolations per million population in 1970, compared to 44.8 reported isolations per million population in 1969. Attack rates by state are depicted in Figure 7.

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      I. Summary -- II. Reported isolations -- III. Current investigations -- IV. Reports from the States -- V. Current trends and developments -- Vi. Summary for 1969.
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