Rubella in Guipuzcoa (Basque Country, Spain) a four-year serosurvey.

  title={Rubella in Guipuzcoa (Basque Country, Spain) a four-year serosurvey.},
  author={E P{\'e}rez Trallero and Gustavo Cilla Eguiluz and Miren Dorronsoro Iraeta and J R S{\'a}enz Dom{\'i}nguez},
  journal={European journal of epidemiology},
  volume={7 2},
Since the early 1980s, Spain has practiced mass vaccination of preschool children and selective vaccination of prepubertal girls. Estimated vaccination coverage in the province of Guipúzcoa (Basque Country) in recent years is about 95% (confirmed minimums of 89% for preschool children and 87.5% for 11 to 12 year-old girls). From the seroepidemiological study we could deduce that there was extensive circulation of wild rubella virus until recently (72-75% of unvaccinated girls 10 to 11 years-old… CONTINUE READING