[Level of immunity against diphtheria among the personnel of a Hamburg hospital and in the normal population (author's transl)].

  • H Allerdist
  • Published 1981 in Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift

Abstract

Diphtheria antitoxin titres were measured by passive haemagglutination in a total of 4542 blood samples obtained between the end of 1980 and beginning of 1981 from staff at Hamburg hospitals and from randomly selected age-matched persons (1219). Among the hospital personnel 67.5% had no protective diphtheria antitoxin (less than or equal to 0.11 IU/ml… (More)

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