Prevention of Influenza and Other Respiratory Diseases
Technical Report,01 Jun 1972,31 May 1973
COLORADO UNIV MEDICAL CENTER DENVER DENVER United States
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The studies carried out during the winter of 1972-73 were a continuation of earlier investigations of the effectiveness of vaccines in reducing the incidence of febrile respiratory disease in newly inducted military personnel. The situation differed from previous years in two respects. First, a marked change in the antigenic composition of the influenza A2 virus had occurred, and an outbreak of influenza was anticipated. Secondly, for the first time, adenovirus type 4 and 7 vaccines had been administered Base-wide to all men prior to their arrival at Lowry Air Force Base, and it was important to determine the impact of this procedure. Major efforts were directed to studies of these two problems. In addition, observations were continued to determine the importance of other identified causes of respiratory disease in the student personnel at Lowry Air Force Base.