Health authorities have estimated a low immunity level against diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps and rubella among adults in Lithuania due to less than optimal vaccine quality.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of immunity by blood sampling 100 young women, 50 young men and 50 middle-aged men and from the immunization history by questionnaire.
Lack of protection against diphtheria was found in 0%, 2% and 46% of the young women, young men and middle-aged men respectively.
The corresponding data for tetanus were 0%, 0% and 10%. It was found that 85% of the women had antibodies to all 3 types of polioviruses vs. 80% of the young men and 56% of the middle-aged men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diphtérie, Bactériose, Infection, Poliomyélite antérieure, Virose, Immunité humorale, Tétanos, Exploration immunologique, Epidémiologie, Rougeole, Oreillons, Rubéole, Adulte, Homme, Lituanie, Europe Est, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diphtheria, Bacteriosis, Infection, Acute anterior poliomyelitis, Viral disease, Humoral immunity, Tetanus, Immunological investigation, Epidemiology, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Adult, Human, Lithuania, Eastern Europe, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0009655
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 09/06/1995.