The prevalence of antibodies against measles in a representative sample of the school population in Catalonia was established and the results compared with previous studies.
The study was carried out in 1996 using blood samplcs obtained from schoolchildren aged 6-7 years, 10-11 years. 13-14 years and 15-16 years. 1231 schoolchildren were studied.
The global prevalence of antibodies was 96.3%, and a considerable increase was observed with respect to the prevalence in 1986 (84.4%). The level of antibodies was 94% at 6-7 years and 10-11 years. 99.7% at 13 14 years and 98.3% at 15 16 years.
These data would suggest the advancement of the administration of the second dose of measles - mumps rubella vaccine to 4 6 years instead of at 11 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Programme sanitaire, Vaccination, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Réponse immune, Immunité humorale, Anticorps, Sérologie, Milieu scolaire, Espagne, Europe, Europe Sud
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Child, Human, Adolescent, Sanitary program, Vaccination, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Immune response, Humoral immunity, Antibody, Serology, School environment, Spain, Europe, Southern Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0145762
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 16/11/1999.