A measles epidemic occurred among Aleut, Eskimo, and Indian students at the Mt. Edgecumbe School, Sitka, Alaska, in 1962. Confirmed cases were virtually confined to students from several isolated communities where measles had not occurred for many years. All serologically susceptible individuals showed some evidence of measles infection. In a small group, superinfection with measles virus was observed among serologically immune students who did not develop clinical measles. Gamma globulin modified the severity of measles to some degree. Antibody levels were significantly lower in the group that received gamma globulin in the period from three days before to two days after the appearance of rash, suggesting a possible interference with normal antibody development.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 792.