The sero-epidemiology of diphtheria in Western Europe. ESEN Project. European Sero-Epidemiology Network.

@article{Edmunds2000TheSO,
  title={The sero-epidemiology of diphtheria in Western Europe. ESEN Project. European Sero-Epidemiology Network.},
  author={William John Edmunds and Richard Pebody and H Aggerback and Sabine Baron and Guy A. M. Berbers and Marina A E Conyn-van Spaendonck and Hans Olof Hallander and R W Olander and P A Christopher Maple and Hester E. de Melker and Patrick Olin and F Fievret-Groyne and Cristina Rota and Stefania Salmaso and Annedore Tischer and C von-Hunolstein and Elizabeth Miller},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2000},
  volume={125 1},
  pages={113-25}
}
Seven countries in Western Europe collected large, representative serum banks across the entire age range and tested them for diphtheria anti-toxin (sample size ranged from 2991 to 7715). Although a variety of assays were used, the results were all standardized to those of a reference laboratory and expressed in international units. The standardization process, and the availability of similar, large data sets allowed comparative analyses to be performed in which a high degree of confidence… CONTINUE READING