Susceptibility to Measles, Rubella, Mumps, and Varicella-zoster Viruses among Healthcare Workers


Aypak C., Bayram Y., Eren H., Altunsoy A., Berktas M.

JOURNAL OF NIPPON MEDICAL SCHOOL, vol.79, no.6, pp.453-458, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1272/jnms.79.453
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF NIPPON MEDICAL SCHOOL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-458
  • Keywords: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, healthcare worker, SELF-REPORTED HISTORY, UNVACCINATED POPULATION, IMMUNE STATUS, SEROPREVALENCE, VACCINATION, ANTIBODIES, INFECTION, RELIABILITY, PREVALENCE, STUDENTS

Abstract

Background: It is important to identify and immunize susceptible healthcare workers to prevent and control hospital infections. Our aim was to evaluate the specific antibodies against the measles, mumps, and rubella viruses and the varicella zoster virus among healthcare workers in a tertiary-care hospital.