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


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Earhart, KC; Beadle, C; Miller, LK; Pruss, MW; Gray, GC; Ledbetter, EK; Wallace, MR

Published Date

  • May 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 463 - 465

PubMed ID

  • 11384530

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11384530

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1080-6040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid0703.010320


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States