The risk of measles, mumps, and varicella among young adults : a serosurvey of US navy and marine corps recruits.
To assess the risk of epidemic transmission and to guide immunization policy, the seroprevalence of antibody to measles, mumps, and varicella was determined in a group of young adults.
A cross-sectional study of 1533 US navy and marine corps recruits was conducted in june 1989.
Antibody status was determined with commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays.
Direct sex and race adjustement to the 15-to 29-year-old US population resulted in seronegativity rates of 17.8% for measles, 12.3% for mumps, and 6.7% for varicella.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Oreillons, Varicelle, Epidémiologie, Adulte jeune, Homme, Adolescent, Etude transversale, Prévalence, Sérologie, Militaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Mumps, Varicella, Epidemiology, Young adult, Human, Adolescent, Cross sectional study, Prevalence, Serology, Military, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0680206
Code Inist : 002B05C02C. Création : 09/06/1995.