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The 2001 serological survey in the Czech Republic--Hib invasive disease Haemophilus influenzae b.
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PMID:  15080256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dynamics in total antibody levels against Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib) among the Czech population were monitored for the first time within the 2001 serological survey. In total, 2,479 non-vaccinee sera and 65 vaccinee sera from the population of age groups 1-39 years were tested. The total anti-Hib antibody levels determined by means of ELISA were higher than 0. 15 microg/ml for all of the sera tested. Levels of 1 microg/ml or higher were recorded for 97% and 99% of vaccinee and non-vaccinee sera, respectively. The non-vaccinees showed the highest rates of levels below 1 microg/ml in the age groups of 1-, 2-, 6- and 12-year-olds (4%, 7%, 3% and 3%, respectively). Only one child aged 1 year had a level below 1 microg/ml among the vaccinees. Levels of 2 microg/ml and higher were found in 89% and 91% of non-vaccinee and vaccinee sera, respectively. The non-vaccinees showed the highest rates of levels below 2 microg/ml in the age groups of 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-year-olds (46%, 37%, 22%, 20% and 18%, respectively), the other age groups were characterized by lower rates (2-13%). Levels below 2 microg/ml were found in 1-, 2-, and 4-year-old vaccinees (25%, 4% and 9%, respectively). In conclusion, it can be stated that the immunity of most of the Czech population is very good. Nevertheless, children under 6 years of age are at highest risk as also confirmed by the programme of Hib invasive disease surveillance. As many as 94 cases of Hib invasive diseases were recorded in the Czech Republic in 2001, 82 (87%) of them in children aged between 0 to 6 years, with only sporadic cases being detected in the other age groups.
V Lebedová; P Krízová
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Central European journal of public health     Volume:  11 Suppl     ISSN:  1210-7778     ISO Abbreviation:  Cent. Eur. J. Public Health     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-14     Completed Date:  2004-06-23     Revised Date:  2005-01-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417324     Medline TA:  Cent Eur J Public Health     Country:  Czech Republic    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S25-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
NRL for Haemophilus Infections, National Institute of Public Health, Prague, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Bacterial / blood
Child, Preschool
Czech Republic / epidemiology
Data Collection
Haemophilus Infections / blood,  epidemiology*,  immunology,  microbiology
Haemophilus Vaccines / administration & dosage
Haemophilus influenzae / immunology,  isolation & purification*
Infant, Newborn
Population Surveillance
Serologic Tests
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Bacterial; 0/Haemophilus Vaccines

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