Influenza A Virus Aboard a U.S. Navy Ship in 1972 and the Antibody Response of the Crew to Influenza Vaccine.
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 2 TAIPEI (TAIWAN)
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Following a shipboard influenza outbreak in 1972 in which influenza A viruses antigenically closely related to the AEngland4272 and AQueensland572 were isolated, the crew was vaccinated with a vaccine containing 700 CCA units of AAichi68X-31 virus, to assess its antigenic efficacy in stimulating antibodies against several strains of the virus prevalent from 1957-1972. It was postulated from this study that vaccines containing influenza A strains of the 1968 vintage will not prove to have been very effective against the 1972 influenza A strains, and that it is highly likely that such a vaccine will be less effective against strains which will appear during the 1973-1974 influenza season.
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