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|Title:||A study of seroprevalence of rubella IgG in Maltese adolescents|
Portelli, Alfred V.
|Keywords:||Rubella -- Vaccination|
Rubella -- Malta -- Case studies
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||MMJ, Volume 10, Issue 1|
MMJ, Volume 10, Issue 1
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