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Serological survey of rubella in Yemen in 1985.
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PMID:  2768819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
476 sera from subjects of 6 age groups were investigated using the HI test for rubella, the sera originating from 5 distinct regions of Yemen, namely highland, coastal the agricultural area Abijan, Vadi Hadramot and the capital Aden. The positivity rate among children aged 1-6 ys was 46.2%, the values obtained for girls aged 15-18, women in the 19-24 and 25-29 ys age group being 81%, 86.3% and 89.9%, respectively. When the findings of the immunological survey were evaluated with respect to the five different regions studied, the positivity rate in the highlands was found to be significantly higher among girls under 18 ys of age. The geometric means of HI titres for rubella antibodies proved to be the lowest in 1-3-year-old children (1: 59) and the highest in girls aged 15-18 ys (1: 163). The authors discuss the comparatively high risks of contracting rubella during pregnancy in four regions of Yemen.
J Strauss; S S Dobahi; L Danes; K Kopecký; E Svandová
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology, and immunology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0022-1732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hyg Epidemiol Microbiol Immunol     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-26     Completed Date:  1989-09-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985116R     Medline TA:  J Hyg Epidemiol Microbiol Immunol     Country:  CZECHOSLOVAKIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Viral / analysis
Child, Preschool
Epidemiologic Methods
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology
Rubella / epidemiology*,  immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Viral; 0/rubella antibodies

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