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Iran J Virol 2015, 9(1): 21-24 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of Immunity against Rubella and Measles Nine Years after Mass Vaccination Program in Babol Medical Students in Iran
Farzin Sadeghi, Mahmoud Hajiahmadi, Mohammad Abdollahpour, Yousef Yahyapour
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Research Center, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
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Background and Aims: Medical students are exposed to various infectious diseases during their clinical training period, including measles and rubella. In Iran, to control the outbreaks of measles and rubella a mass vaccination campaign was conducted on 2003. The present investigation evaluates Immunity to measles and rubella in a group of Babol medical students and determines the prevalence of medical students susceptible to these infections.

Materials and Methods: A total of 191 medical students (preclinical and clinical) from College of Medicine and Health Sciences at Babol University of Medical Sciences enrolled in this cross-sectional study. IgG antibodies for measles and rubella was evaluated using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

Results: A total of 60 (31.4%) students had insufficient measles immunity or were totally non-immune, whereas non-immune status to rubella was seen in 1 (0.5%) subject.

Conclusion: This study showed insufficient measles immunity in a group of Babol medical students.

Keywords: Measles, Rubella, Immunity, Medical Students, Babol
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/06/8 | Accepted: 2016/07/6 | Published: 2016/09/5
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Sadeghi F, Hajiahmadi M, Abdollahpour M, Yahyapour Y. Evaluation of Immunity against Rubella and Measles Nine Years after Mass Vaccination Program in Babol Medical Students in Iran. Iran J Virol. 2015; 9 (1) :21-24
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