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  1. Seroepidemiological prevalence of Rubella IgG antiobodies among different populations in Eastern Saudi Arabia.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To record and update the seroepidemiological status of rubella antibodies (IgG) among different populations in Saudi Arabia.

    Discuss the possibility of introducing rubella vaccines among pre-school children and the at-risk group of populations in Saudi Arabia.

    Methods 

    Fifty one thousand, five hundred and forty eight specimens were gathered from healthy pregnant women, 4735 specimens from healthy children and 5472 serae from healthy adult males.

    The total number of serum specimens was 61755, and the methodology used was Elisa Technology.

    Results 

    The prevalence rates of rubella IgG antibodies have been recorded as : 79% among healthy women, 38% among children, 66% among male adults and 74% among the general community in Saudi Arabia (with no regard to gender and age).

    Conclusion 

    The general immunity rate for rubella is still low in comparison to other countries such as the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

    The authors recommend the introduction of vaccination programs for rubella to all pre-school children as a part of an expanded program of immunization, on a non optional basis.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Rubéole, Virose, Infection, Prévalence, Sérologie, Epidémiologie, IgG, Anticorps, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rubella, Viral disease, Infection, Prevalence, Serology, Epidemiology, IgG, Antibody, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0346950

    Code Inist : 002B05C02B. Création : 14/12/1999.