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An Epidemic of Colds, Bronchitis and Pneumonia Due to Type V Pneumococci

M. C. Schroder and Georgia Cooper
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Vol. 46, No. 5 (May, 1930), pp. 384-392
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30084641
Page Count: 9
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An Epidemic of Colds, Bronchitis and Pneumonia Due to Type V Pneumococci
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Abstract

An epidemic of pneumonia, bronchitis and common colds in a children's home is reported. The more interesting observations were: (1) the explosive nature of the epidemic and the short space of time in which it reached its height, fifty-five patients being admitted to the hospital on the seventh day after the first patients were admitted; (2) the extreme infectivity of the organism; (3) the prostration and cyanosis which accompanied the apparently milder cases, and (4) the definite isolation of an infecting organism commonly classified as belonging to group IV of the pneumococcus group, but which in the research laboratory has been definitely determined by one of us as a member of type V.

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