Seroprevalence of mumps before the introduction of mumps-containing vaccine in Lao PDR: results from a nationwide cross-sectional population-based survey

@inproceedings{Okabayashi2019SeroprevalenceOM,
  title={Seroprevalence of mumps before the introduction of mumps-containing vaccine in Lao PDR: results from a nationwide cross-sectional population-based survey},
  author={Hironori Okabayashi and Kenichi Komada and Minoru Kidokoro and Tomomi Kitamura and Shinsuke Miyano and Takako Ito and Kongxay Phounphenghak and Chansay Pathammavong and Keiko Murano and Misato Nagai and Yoshio Mori and Katsuhiro Komase and Anonh Xeuatvongsa and Makoto Takeda and Masahiko Hachiya},
  booktitle={BMC research notes},
  year={2019}
}
ObjectiveMumps-containing vaccine is currently not a component of the national immunization schedule in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Mumps itself is not a notifiable disease in the country and the seroprevalence of anti-mumps immunoglobulin G (IgG) in the general population is unknown. In this study, anti-mumps IgG was measured in 2058 blood samples to evaluate population immunity in the country.ResultsThe seroprevalence of anti-mumps IgG showed a gradual increase with increasing age… CONTINUE READING

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