Vaccination against diphtheria has essentially led to the disappearance of the disease in Israel.
However, in other countries with high immunization coverage, isolated cases and small outbreaks have occurred in adults.
Immunity following vaccination or natural exposure to toxigenic strains of C. diphtheriae is conferred by serum antibodies to diphtheria toxin.
Since booster doses of diphtheria toxoid are recommended every ten years in adults, this raises the question of persistence of protective levels of anti-diphtheria toxin antibodies.
In this study we assessed a possible age-related decline in antidiphtheria toxin antibodies among adults in Israel.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diphtérie, Bactériose, Infection, Anticorps, Immunoprotection, Age, Vaccination, Politique sanitaire, Prévention, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Israël, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diphtheria, Bacteriosis, Infection, Antibody, Immunoprotection, Age, Vaccination, Health policy, Prevention, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Israel, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0684064
Code Inist : 002B05B02B. Création : 09/06/1995.