National serosurvey of cytomegalovirus in Australia.

  title={National serosurvey of cytomegalovirus in Australia.},
  author={Holly Seale and C. Macintyre and Heather F. Gidding and Josephine L Backhouse and Dominic Edmund Dwyer and Lyn Gilbert},
  journal={Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI},
  volume={13 11},
In anticipation of the development of a vaccine against cytomegalovirus (CMV), we conducted a large, nationally representative serosurvey to examine the seroprevalence of CMV in Australia. Sera were collected opportunistically from laboratories around Australia. Age- and gender-representative samples were tested for CMV antibody. The population-weighted rate of CMV seropositivity in subjects between 1 and 59 years of age was 57% (95% confidence interval, 55.2 to 58.6%). An association between… CONTINUE READING