Traduction en anglais : Immunity of the German population against diphteria.
In the years 1991-1993 the diphtheria antitoxin titres of the blood serum of 2404 persons living in germany was determined by means of the ELISA test.
Its aim was to get an idea of the population's protection given by vaccination against diphtheria.
It became evident that the average protection given by vaccination against diphtheria was on the decrease as people grew older.
Thus only 3,8% of the 25-year olds did not have any protection given by vaccination (antitoxin titre<0.01 IU/ml).
The same was true for approximately 25% of the examined persons who were older than 30.
Less than 10% of these persons had a thorough protection given by vaccination/ (antitoxin titre>0.1 IU/ml).
In the age group of the 51-60-year olds better immunological protection than expected was found, which could be ascribed to the fact that there was a natural immunigation during the last wide-spread diphtheria epidemic in germany in the forties.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diphtérie, Bactériose, Infection, Immunité, Epidémiologie, Sérologie, Prévention, Vaccination, Homme, Age, Allemagne, Europe, Immunoprotection
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diphtheria, Bacteriosis, Infection, Immunity, Epidemiology, Serology, Prevention, Vaccination, Human, Age, Germany, Europe, Immunoprotection
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0035904
Code Inist : 002B05B02B. Création : 09/06/1995.