Prevention of Influenza and Other Respiratory Diseases - Laboratory Studies.
Annual rept. 1 Feb 84-1 Feb 85,
COLORADO UNIV HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER DENVER
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During the winter season of 1983-84, both Influenza A H1N1 and Influenza B were present on the Base. The student population was affected very slightly by either virus. The permanent party had a somewhat higher incidence of Influenza B. Response to vaccination in the fall of 1984 Serum from 120 students vaccinated at the time of induction at Lackland Air Force Base showed excellent response to Influenza A H3N2 and H1N1 and rather poor response to the AUSSR83 strain of Influenza B. Permanent party failed to show as much response as the students. The complement fixing antibody response following vaccination was reasonably good for Influenza A in the student body but not in the permanent party. Neither students nor permanent party showed much response to the Influenza B component of the vaccine. Influenza A H3N2 was widespread in the Denver area during December and January. The student population was hardly affected four cases 32 cases occurred in the permanent party. In the permanent party, cases of Influenza A occurred at the highest rate in individuals in the 33-37 year old age group. Attack rates of H3N2 Influenza A were highest in individuals with titers of 8 or less, and were extremely low in people with titers of 32 or more. Only four cases of adenovirus infection were detected throughout the whole season. Streptococcal disease was not a serious problem.
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