Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 5, 1975 · Page 24
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The Idaho 1'ri'c PressiThe News-Tribune, Wednesday, February 5,1975 -H-4 Expects epidemic in Ihree years Research center tracks flu ' HOUSTON ( U I M l - A Texas ^research center hopes lo / d e t e r m i n e how i n f l u e n z a 'spreads and ways people can ·jbinld immunities lo ward off the '·next wiirldu-idc flu epidemic .expected in about Ihree years. : Drs. lioberi Couch and Julius ·;A. Kasel said the center al ·Haylnr College of Medicine was ·.funded 1 by (he National Institute .»( Allergy and Infectious diseases lo use Houston as a model city to learn how in- fluctua works. "Houston is not unique in tvhal we know of past epidemics," Couch said. "We believe it will be applicable tc olher cilies and other parts of the world. ' "We're trying to find ways of developing and implementing new methods of control of influenza in. lime to abort or minimize the pandemic uf 1978." Pandemics -- geographically widespread epidemics --occur aljoul every 10 lo U years, The last one in (his counlry occurred in Hie winter of 1968-69. In the la.it Ihree flu pandemics about B6.COO people died in the United States. The current influenza A strain is called Port Chalmers Flu after a town in New Zealand Baby foods claimed expensive, unneeded : W A S H I N G T O N ( U P I) - Manufaclured bahy foods are unnecessary, too expensive and :may result in overfeeding and ·.bad adult eating habits, accord- ·mg to a study by the Center for ^Science in the Public Interest. ;· The study was released ·Monday along with a petition Ifrom 58 congressmen urging the ;Kood and Drug Administration ;lo require ingredients be listed ·by percentage on the labels of ,laby food. ; Saying (lie study "does not ·merit a formal response," 'Gerber Producls of Fremont, .Mich., a leading manufacturer nf baby foods, nonetheless replied by questioning the qualifications of those who did the study. "If people continue (o buy our baby food," a Gerber spokesman said, "we must he doing something right." The study said baby foods often contain unnecessary ingredients such as sugar and starch, as well as sail, spices and sodium nilrite --a preservative which has been cited as a potential cause of cancer. Human milk or a milk substitute can support normal in- fant growth (our lo six months, it said, and then mashed table food can be used. "Inexpensive food grinders will prepare food in a form acceptable lo infants," the study said. "In other words, strained baby foods are unnecessary products. Commercial baby foods are more expensive per unit calorie than most milks and formulas so their use is disadvantageous from an economic as well as from a physiologic standpoint." Some nutritionists also worry that premature feeding of solid foods --promoted in baby food ads -can load to obesity, the report said. "Parents can easily overestimate a baby's caloric need and encourage their child to finish the contents of a jar or portion on the plate," it said, noting that Heinz is currently test marketing jars that are 11 per cent larger lo capture a larger share of the markel. In addition, the report said, major producers add sugar to half iheir products, taking advantage of infant preference (or sweets and perhaps causing a desire for sugar that lasts into adulthood. The center is a nonprofit research group financed by contributions. Us research has centered primarily in tivo areas -the food industry and energy policy and production. The study was published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest in cooperation with (he Citizen's Committee on Infant Nulrition. The committee includes representatives of such groups as Consumer's Union, the Children's Foundation, (he Movement for Economic Justice and the Child Welfare League of America. German settlement FREDER1CKSBURG, Tex. (UP1) - Fredericksburg was founded prior to the Civil War by a group of 600 Germans under the auspices of the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants. The populace, however, had difficulty surviving among the unfriendly Indians, and, during the Civil War, fled to Mexico. where it was first isolated. Couch said an epidemic of Port Chalmers Flu was expected this winter In Houston, but il didn't appear (here would be a widespread outbreak. "That's not only good tor the people but for us because we just got started and need another year lo be beller organized," he said. The center was founded last July to learn how flu enters a community, monitor its spread, determine duration and disappearance. "If we can learn thai, the Communicable Disease Center In Atlanta will have the responsibility of implementing new controls," Kasel said. The Houston center will monilor flu spread throughout (he year and watch for epidemic periods, usually in (he winter when people stay inside more and the disease can more easily spread. If Ihey can learn what occurrences signal (he beginning of an epidemic it may be possible to head off the' epidemic, Couch said. "After all," he said, "the prevention of death is the main thing, not just stopping flu." The center is watching for outbreaks of the flu through eity health clinics in mostly low socio-economic areas, selected family physicians and downtown hospitals. They also monitor absenteeism in schools, among city employes and in several major department chain stores. "We presume flu spreads around a city like it does around the country, following trade routes," Couch said. "That's one of the things we're looking for. "There's no such thing as an isolated city anymore. One hundred years ago a port city had the worst problems. Now ports mean nothing. 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