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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 May-Jun;7(3):463-5.

Outbreak of influenza in highly vaccinated crew of U.S. Navy ship.

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Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California 92134, USA. kcearhart@nmcsd.med.navy.mil

Abstract

An outbreak of influenza A (H3N2) occurred aboard a U.S. Navy ship in February 1996, despite 95% of the crew's having been appropriately vaccinated. Virus isolated from ill crew members was antigenically distinct from the vaccination strain. With an attack rate of 42%, this outbreak demonstrates the potential for rapid spread of influenza in a confined population and the impact subsequent illness may have upon the workplace.

PMID:
11384530
PMCID:
PMC2631796
DOI:
10.3201/eid0703.010320
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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