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Age limit does not replace serologic testing for determination of immune status for measles

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Published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2007, vol. 28, no. 9, p. 1117-1120
Abstract Adults more than 40 years old are not necessarily immune to measles. A measles outbreak that involved healthcare workers occurred after contact with a 44-year-old patient. Results of a hospital-wide program of mass screening revealed that 117 (4.5%) of 2,600 individuals tested seronegative for measles; 31 (26.1%) of these 117 individuals were more than 40 years old.
Keywords AdultAge FactorsAgedAged, 80 and overAntibody FormationCross Infection/epidemiology/immunologyDisease OutbreaksHumansImmunocompetence/immunologyMeasles/ immunology/transmissionMeasles Vaccine/immunologyMiddle AgedSeroepidemiologic StudiesSwitzerland/epidemiology
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PMID: 17932840
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Other version: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdf/10.1086/519928
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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UCKAY, Ilker et al. Age limit does not replace serologic testing for determination of immune status for measles. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2007, vol. 28, n° 9, p. 1117-1120. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:7619

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