The Surveillance Program, 1964-1970
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 4 GREAT LAKES IL GREAT LAKES
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A longitudinal surveillance program for microbial infections associated with ARD in recruits during training at Great Lakes has been carried out since 1964. Adenovirus type 4 has been the predominant agent associated with severe ARD infection. Influenza A2 has occurred seasonally but was not associated with an increase in ARD admissions. Rhinovirus infections were associated with the milder ARD complaints. Ninety-one percent of the men had rubella antibody upon arrival for recruiting training. In spite of this over 70 percent of those without antibody servoconverted. N. meningitidis infections were as high as 80 percent by the end of recruit training. N. meningitidis group Y has been the predominant group identified since 1964. N. meningitidis group C made its first appearance in January 1968 and has occurred seasonally winter - late winter since. Group C has been the dominant group associated with meningococcal disease. Streptococcal infections have not been a serious problem since the institution of routine penicillin prophylaxis.
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