William H. Wood, M.D.; Emanuel Wolinsky, M.D.
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Hong Kong influenza was diagnosed in Cleveland during the last week in November 1968. The 65 acute pneumonia admissions to the adult medical service of Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, during the period of peak frequency of influenza in the city were analyzed, with emphasis on the bacterial cause and the autopsy findings in the 9 fatal cases. These results were compared with the experience of previous years. History of an influenza-like illness preceding the pneumonia was present in a majority of the cases and was documented by elevated or paired rises in hemagglutination inhibition titers against Influenza A2/Hong
Wood WH, Wolinsky E. Acute Pneumonia During the 1968 Influenza Epidemic.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:797. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-797_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):797.
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