Prevention of Influenza and Other Respiratory Diseases
Technical Report,01 Jun 1970,31 May 1971
COLORADO UNIV MEDICAL CENTER DENVER DENVER
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The rates of febrile upper respiratory infection in students at Lowry Air Force Base were the lowest observed to date. Illness due to Type 4 adenovirus was eliminated by the use of oral love vaccine. Type 7 adenovirus, though repeatedly introduced the Base by incoming troops, failed to cause a significant amount of illness in the student squadrons which had received Type 4 vaccine. Influenza A2 and B, through present over a long period in the Denver area, failed to cause significant illness in the student population which had received standard military vaccine. Coronavirus infections were demonstrated with considerable frequency during the early part of the 1970-71 respiratory disease season. Mycoplasma infections were very infrequent.