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  1. Pertussis seroprevalence in emergency department staff.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine annual meeting. San Francisco CA USA, 1993/05.

    Study objective 

    The purpose of this study was to look at the prevalence of pertussis immunity in emergency department employees.


    Prospective, observational study conducted in September 1992.


    A university hospital ED.


    A convenience sample of 73 ED employees.


    Blood was collected from ED staff and assayed for antibody to pertussis toxin and filamentous hemagglutinin.


    Ninety-nine percent of the subjects reported childhood immunization.

    Geometric mean titers were 3.6 (geometric SD, 3.2) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) units for pertussis toxin and 12.1 (geometric SD, 3.3) ELISA units for filamentous hemagglutinin.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Personnel sanitaire, Coqueluche, Immunisation, Prévalence, Anticorps, Homme, Etats Unis, Bactériose, Infection, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Health staff, Whooping cough, Immunization, Prevalence, Antibody, Human, United States, Bacteriosis, Infection, North America, America

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

    Cote : 94-0601868

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.