The prevalence of antibody to human parvovirus B19 in England and Wales.

  title={The prevalence of antibody to human parvovirus B19 in England and Wales.},
  author={Bernard J Cohen and Micaela M. Buckley},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  volume={25 2},
The prevalence of antibody to human parvovirus B19 (anti-B19 IgG) in England and Wales was measured by an antibody-capture radioimmunoassay. Over 2000 sera were examined; 1422 from the general population, 374 from unselected children admitted to hospital and 300 from women attending an antenatal clinic. Waning levels of maternally-derived antibody were found in infants under 1 year old. In children 1-5 years old, 5-15% had anti-B19 IgG and this rose to 50-60% in older children, young adults and… CONTINUE READING

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