The aim of this study was to evaluate the seroprevalence and correlates of diphtheria and tetanus in Edirne, Turkey. Tetanus and diphtheria antitoxin levels were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Among 99 participants, a diphtheria antitoxin level of >or=0.1 IU/mL was found in 97 (98%), while 2 (2%) had antitoxin levels of 0.011-0.099 IU/mL. The geometric mean titres (GMTs) in me...
:International journal of epidemiology1998
A SvenssonM BöttigerO Gustavsson
Large-scale vaccination programmes have been carried out for a long time in Sweden, as in many other countries. However, often little is known of the effects of these vaccinations. During 1990 and 1991 a survey of immunity based on a random adult population sample was carried out. The main purpose was to estimate the level of immunity to diphtheria, tetanus and polio of the adult pop...
:Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit2009
I H Al AswadM E Shubair
This study evaluated the effectiveness and usefulness of vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus in different age groups in Gaza, Palestine. Blood samples were collected from 180 children aged <12 years, 90 males and 90 females. Using ELISA methods, the efficacy of vaccination was estimated at 87.8% for diphtheria and 98.3% for tetanus. Mean serum titres varied significantly by age group: fo...