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January 23, 1953
Washington 25, D.C.
Vol. 2, No. 2
Provisional Information on Selected Notifiable Diseases in the United States for
Week Ended January 17, 1953
incidence of respiratory disease is decreasing in Army installa-
tions in Missouri and New Jersey. Influenza A-prime has been
identified in both places. There has been an increase in respira-
same. Serologic diagnoses for influenza A-prime have been
disease is widely prevalent in the State. Dr. D. S. Fleming,
Public Health Service, reports the occurrence of respiratory
County. Dr. G. E. McDaniel, South Carolina Board of Health,
The Division of Preventive Medicine, Navy Bureau of Medicine headache and muscular aches. Reports on laboratory tests are
last of December in Honolulu and Oahu. The disease has been
logic tests have been made in persons living or stationed in 12
An increase of 19 percent occurred in the number of deaths from influenza and pneumonia reported by 58 cities for the week ended January 10. A total of 346 deaths was reported as compared with 291 for the previous week. The numbers reported for these cities by geographic division, with figures for the previous week in parentheses, were: New England, 27 (16); Middle Atlantic, 117 (103); East North Central, 57 (58); West North Central, 40 (32); South Atlantic, 29 (30); East South Central, 6 (14); West South Central, 26 (22); Mountain, 18 (6); and Pacific, 26 (10).
mycin, and gantr is in had no effect and the patient was admitted to the hospital on November 4. The next day small maculo-papular lesions were noted on the trunk. Fever dropped by crisis on this day to 100%without further treatment and gradually came down to normal. X-ray of the chest was negative. Blood and stool cultures were negative for pathogenic organisms. Blood agglutination test was positive with typhoid antigen in a dilution of 1:80, but negative with typhoid H antigen and with antigens of paratyphoid A and B, brucella and proteus OX 19. A blood specimen obtained on November 10 did not agglutinate proteus OX 19. Complement fixation was negative for Rocky Mounta in spotted fever and for rickettsialpox. It was positive for epidemic typhus in a dilution of 1:256 and for endemic typhus in a dilution of 1:128. A second specimen was obtained on November 25. Complement fixation tests yielded the same results but agglutination with proteus OX 19 was positive in a dilution of 1:80.
Dr. Morris Greenberg, New York City Department of Health, reports a case of Brill's disease in a 42-year-old man in Brooklyn. The patient was born in Poland and came to this country about 18 months ago. He does not recall having typhus fever while in Poland. He became ill the first of November with fever of 104° and severe frontal headache. Treatment with penicillin, strepto
Table 1. COMPARATIVE DATA FOR CASES OF SPECIFIED NOTIFIABLE DISEASES: UNITED STATES
(Numbers after diseases are category numbers of the Sixth Revision of the International Lists, 1948)
: data not included
Symbols.-1 dash [-]: no cases reported; asterisk  : disease stated not notifiable; parentheses, in total; 3 dashes [---] : data not available.
Table 2. CASES OF SPECIFIED DBEASES WITH COMPARATIVE DATA: UNITED STATES,
EACH DIVISION AND STATE FOR WEEK ENDED JANUARY 17, 1953
Table 2. CASES OF SPECIFIED DISEASES WITH COMPARATIVE DATA: UNITED STATES,
EACH DIVISION AND STATE FOR WEEK ENDED JANUARY 17, 1953-Continued
Table 3. CASES OF SPECIFED DESEASES: SELECTED CITIES FOR WEEK ENDED
JANUARY 17, 1953
EAST NORTH CENTRAL
WEST NORTH CENTRAL