A Study of Upper Respiratory Disease of Personnel Stationed at 18 Remote Radar Sites in Alaska
ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT AK FORT WAINWRIGHT United States
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The presence of A2 influenza in Alaskan military populations during the winter of 1959-60 was demonstrated repeatedly by virus isolation, antibody analysis of serum specimens, and the results of the vaccine study. The V and S antibody patterns of the normal, vaccinated, and infected groups made it possible to formulate opinions on the occurrence and type of influenza in military populations, and the immunogenic quality and effectiveness of the vaccines used. The protective quality of the three new respiratory vaccines was clearly demonstrated by the lowering of the incidence of severity of respiratory infection in the test groups.