Despite high vaccination levels, measles outbreaks continue to occur among vaccinated adults.
In response, new guidelines call for two doses of measles vaccine.
To determine seroprevalance and response to vaccination in seronegative persons, we tested serums from 256 college athletes at a Maryland State college by enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay, vaccinated seronegatives, then re-tested vaccinees.
High school records were obtained for persons seronegative to measles.
Of 256 students, 53 (21 percent) were seronegative to measles alone, 13 (5 percent) were seronegative to rubella alone, and 5 (2 percent) were seronegative to both.
Among those seronegative to measles, 86 percent had previously received a dose of measles vaccine.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rubéole, Virose, Infection, Vaccination, Université, Sportif, Rougeole, Oreillons, Efficacité, Immunoprotection, Etudiant, Adulte jeune, Homme, Maryland, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention, Etude cohorte, Dose répétée, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rubella, Viral disease, Infection, Vaccination, University, Athlete, Measles, Mumps, Efficiency, Immunoprotection, Student, Young adult, Human, Maryland, United States, North America, America, Prevention, Cohort study, Multiple dose, Epidemiology
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