Seroprevalence of immunoglobulin G antibody to parvovirus B19 in Ontario.

  title={Seroprevalence of immunoglobulin G antibody to parvovirus B19 in Ontario.},
  author={Samia Wasfy and Jun Nishikawa and Martin Petric},
  journal={The Canadian journal of infectious diseases = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses},
  volume={7 5},
The prevalence of antibody to parvovirus B19 was assessed in two populations. In a group of 494 residents from Ontario and the Maritimes, virus-specific immunoglobulin (Ig) M antibody, a marker of acute infection, was found throughout the year but was most prevalent during the late winter and early spring months. The overall prevalence of IgG antibody in this group was 30.3%. In an effort to examine age-specific prevalence in this population, a second group of sera from 210 pediatric patients… CONTINUE READING