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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 May-Jun; 7(3): 463–465.
PMCID: PMC2631796

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

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.

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