A study of immunity to rubella in villages in the Fiji islands using the haemagglutination inhibition test.

@article{Macnamara1973ASO,
  title={A study of immunity to rubella in villages in the Fiji islands using the haemagglutination inhibition test.},
  author={F N Macnamara and Ralph I. Mitchell and J. A. Miles},
  journal={The Journal of hygiene},
  year={1973},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={825-31}
}
In the villages of Fiji, apart from Viti Levu, rubella is a disease occurring solely in widely spaced epidemics. Some villages may not be infected for over 20 years and will then contain substantial numbers of susceptible women of child-bearing age.Evidence is produced that haemagglutination-inhibiting (H.I.) antibody to rubella is very long lasting in Fijians. The infectivity of the virus is discussed and it is suggested that, on the average, 50% of susceptibles are infected in a Fijian… CONTINUE READING

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