Accession Number:

ADA051628

Title:

Swine Influenza A at Fort Dix, New Jersey (January-February 1976). 4. Summary and Speculation

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DIV OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AND IMMUNOLOGY

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Influenza ANew Jersey76 virus was detected at Fort Dix from January 19 through February 9, 1976 and infected at least 230 military personnel. Thirteen hospital admissions for acute respiratory disease were associated with influenza ANew Jersey infection, and additional members of index training companies may have been hospitalized with influenza ANew Jersey. This virus was likely introduced into the reception center by an incoming trainee. Although our studies could not eliminate the possibility that influenza ANew Jersey strains are inherently less transmissible in humans than H3N2 viruses, the simultaneous transmission of influenza AVictoria75 virus and the unusual environment in basic combat training may explain why influenza ANew Jersey did not spread significantly outside of this training population.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE