Medicine: Influenza Germ Found?

Currently there are slightly less diphtheria, infantile paralysis, measles and typhoid in the U. S. than at this period last year, and slightly more meningitis, scarlet fever. Smallpox also has increased considerably in 1929. But very few U. S. people now die of smallpox. During the last week of November, when the U. S. Public Health Service last compiled statistics, there was not one smallpox death reported in the entire country. At the same period there were 676 deaths from influenza and pneumonia, much less than last year.

This relatively light incidence of influenza has not, however, abated fear of and interest...

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