Between October 1985 and June 1986, a national vaccination campaign was launched in Ecuador.
Between March and November 1986, 7798 Ecuadorian children <5 years old were enrolled in a representative health survey.
According to their vaccination cards, 65% of children had a complete series of three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination.
Serum samples were obtained from a subset of 1400 children; by ELISA, 80% had serologic evidence of recent DTP vaccination and >80% of the newborns had tetanus antitoxin titers, indicating recent tetanus vaccination of their mothers.
For all 1400 children, median tetanus and diphtheria antitoxin titers were 1.0 and 0.6 IU/mL, respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Coqueluche, Bactériose, Infection, Programme sanitaire, Immunoprophylaxie, Tétanos, Variation géographique, Anticorps, Immunisation, Equateur, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Sérum, Nouveau né, Homme, Toxine, Vaccination, Vaccin associé, Exploration immunologique, Enfant, Diphtérie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Whooping cough, Bacteriosis, Infection, Sanitary program, Immunoprophylaxis, Tetanus, Geographical variation, Antibody, Immunization, Ecuador, South America, America, Serum, Newborn, Human, Toxin, Vaccination, Mixed vaccine, Immunological investigation, Child, Diphtheria
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0060308
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 199406.