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Title: A study of seroprevalence of rubella IgG in Maltese adolescents
Authors: Falzon, Dennis
Muscat, Mark
Busuttil, Ray
Portelli, Alfred V.
Keywords: Rubella -- Vaccination
Rubella -- Malta -- Case studies
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1998, Vol. 10(1), p. 19-21
Abstract: The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of rubella IgG antibodies in Maltese adolescents, through a cross-sectional study, with mailed questionnaire and blood sampling. The subjects tested were 172 individuals, aged 14-15 years from Malta and Gozo for the prevalence of vaccination and seropositivity (IgG) for rubella. The results of the 85% individuals vaccinated seropositivity was detected in 168 youths (97.7%). The study showed a high level of detectable humoral immunity to rubella but this could not be definitively attributed to vaccination alone.
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