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

K. C. Earhart, C. Beadle, L. K. Miller, M. W. Pruss, G. C. Gray, E. K. Ledbetter, M. R. Wallace

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-465
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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