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Evaluation of a mass measles vaccination campaign among school children aged 7-14 years old in Denizli, Turkey.
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PMID:  20814843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pre-campaign level of measles seropositivity and to evaluate the effect of a mass measles vaccination campaign on measles seroposivity among primary school children in Denizli, Turkey.
METHODS: The study was completed in two socioeconomically different areas of Denizli, Turkey, with a sample size of 520 students. One primary school from each area and one classroom from each grade were randomly included in the sample. Before and 2-months after the measles mass vaccinations, blood samples were collected from the students and measles specific IgGs were studied.
RESULTS: The pre-campaign overall seropositivity was 74.7%. Post-campaign overall seropositivity increased to 96.5%. Pre-campaign seropositivity among 8-graders was significantly lower than that in other grades (57.5%, p<0.001) and the difference was explained by the number of vaccinations 8-graders received. Except for the number of vaccination doses, other factors did not have any effect on seropositivity.
CONCLUSIONS: The mass measles vaccination programs have a potential to control measles for developing countries. In addition, more than one dose of measles vaccination is required for developing countries.
A I Bozkurt; M Bostanci; N Cevahir; Ahmet Ergin; I Sancak; B Yilmaz; B Catak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  879-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey.
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