Talk:1946-47 Iceland outbreak

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Is this a different outbreak? Or same as 1948-49 Akureyri outbreak?

Perhaps the way it is described on List of outbreaks is a typo?

--JenB (talk) 10:30, 8 July 2018 (PDT)

I think they might be the same, a BMJ article lists them as related:

EPIDEMIC 6 1946–47 Iceland Sigurjonsson J Poliomyelitis and Akureyri

Disease. Mixed epidemics of poliomyelitis and a disease resembling poliomyelitis with the character of the Akureyri Disease. Nord Med 1959; 61: 174–82.

EPIDEMIC 7 1948–49 North Coast Towns, Iceland, Akureyri Nov/Dec 1948, Saudakrokur Dec 1948/Feb 1949, Isafordur Jan/April 1949 Sigurdsson B et al. A disease epidemic in Iceland simulating Poliomyelitis. Am J Hyg 1950; 52: 222–38.

[two related papers]1

The 1946-47 publication was in Danish.
[Poliomyelitis & Akureyri disease; differentiation of poliomyelitis from poliomyelitis-like disease with characteristics of Akuteyri disease.]
SIGURJONSSON J Nordisk Medicin, 01 Jan 1959, 61(5):174-177 Language:dan
PMID: 13623058
~Njt (talk) 15:28, April 30, 2020 (EDT)
Update - they are definitely different cases, as described here in the Akureyri outbreak article, which refers to ref (5) on the earlier outbreak. It's co-author is Johann Sigurjonsson, who described the previous outbreak. ~Njt (talk) 16:17, April 30, 2020 (EDT)