Are we hitting immunity targets? The 2006 age-specific seroprevalence of measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and tetanus in Belgium.

@article{Theeten2011AreWH,
  title={Are we hitting immunity targets? The 2006 age-specific seroprevalence of measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and tetanus in Belgium.},
  author={Heidi Theeten and Veronik Hutse and Niel Hens and Y{\"u}cel Yavuz and Karel P M Hoppenbrouwers and Philippe Beutels and Robert Vranckx and Pierre van Damme},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 4},
  pages={494-504}
}
Susceptibility to vaccine-preventable diseases in Belgium in 2006 was estimated from a serum survey. Immunoglobulins against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and diphtheria at all available ages (1-65 years), and against tetanus in >40-year-olds, were measured by ELISA. Age-standardized overall seronegativity for MMR was low (3·9%, 8·0%, 10·4%, respectively). However, the World Health Organization's targets for measles elimination were not met in 5- to 24-year-olds and about 1 in 7 women at… CONTINUE READING

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