Accession Number : ADB091989

Title :   Prevention of Influenza and Other Respiratory Diseases - Laboratory Studies and Epidemological Surveillance of Influenza and Other Respiratory Disease in Military Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. for 1 Oct 81-31 May 82,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER DENVER

Personal Author(s) : Meiklejohn, G. ; Eickhoff, T. C.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : H.I. antibody response to a single injection of the 1981 influenza vaccine, which had been increased in potency from 7 to 15 micrograms of hemagglutinin of each component, was measured in 81 recruits. The response to the H3N2 and H1N1 components was excellent. Response to the influenza B component was mediocre when measured with whole virus B/Singapore/79 antigen, but excellent when tested with ether-split antigen. This report discusses: Antibody Response to Vaccination, Hemagglutination inhibiting antibody response, Complement fixation tests; Incidence of Febrile Respiratory Disease; Comparison of Febrile U.R.I. Incidence in Recent and Earlier Years; Outbreak of H1N1 Influenza A; Outbreak of Influenza B; Antibody Response in Cases of Influenza; Comments on Vaccine Effectiveness; Comparison of Different Laboratory Procedures for Diagnosis of Influenza; Estimates of Protective H.I. Antibody Levels; Comparison of Severity in H1N1 Influenza A and in Influenza B; Analysis of Febrile U.R.I. by Etiology; Antibody Response to A/Shanghai/31/80.

Descriptors :   *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, *EPIDEMIOLOGY, *IMMUNIZATION, *INFLUENZA, *RESPIRATORY DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), ANTIBODIES, ETIOLOGY, FEVERS, IMMUNIZATION, INFLUENZA, LABORATORY PROCEDURES, LABORATORY TESTS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), VACCINES, ADENOVIRUSES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE