Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

A study of immunity to rubella in villages in the Fiji Islands using the haemagglutination inhibition test

  • F. N. Macnamara (a1), R. Mitchell (a1) and J. A. R. Miles (a1)

Summary

In the villages of Fiji, apart from Viti Levu, rubella is a disease occurring solely in widely spaced epidemics. Some villages may not be infected for over 20 years and will then contain substantial numbers of susceptible women of child-bearing age.

Evidence is produced that haemagglutination-inhibiting (H.I.) antibody to rubella is very long lasting in Fijians. The infectivity of the virus is discussed and it is suggested that, on the average, 50% of susceptibles are infected in a Fijian village during a rubella epidemic, but there are large variations.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      A study of immunity to rubella in villages in the Fiji Islands using the haemagglutination inhibition test
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      A study of immunity to rubella in villages in the Fiji Islands using the haemagglutination inhibition test
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      A study of immunity to rubella in villages in the Fiji Islands using the haemagglutination inhibition test
      Available formats
      ×

Copyright

References

Hide All
Dowdle, W. R., Ferreira, W., de Salles Gomes, L. F., King, D., Kourany, M., Madalengoitia, J., Pearson, E., Swanston, W. H., Tosi, H. S. & Vilches, A. M. (1970). W.H.O. collaborative study on the sero-epidemiology of rubella in the Caribbean and Middle and South American populations in 1968. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 42, 419.
Freestone, D. S., Rowlands, D. F. & Prydie, T. (1972). History of infection and immunity to rubella. American Journal of Epidemiology 96, 70.
Golubjatnikov, R., Elrea, W. R. & Leppla, L. (1971). Measles and rubella H.I. antibody patterns in Mexican and Paraguayan children. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 20, 958–63.
Plotkin, S. A. (1969). Rubella virus. In Diagnostic procedures for viral and rickettsial diseases, 4th edn. (Eds. Lennette, E. H. and Schmidt, N. J.), pp. 364413. New York, American Public Health Association.
Rawls, W. E., Melnick, J. L., Bradstreet, C. M. P., Bailey, M., Ferris, A. A., Lehmann, N. I., Nagler, F. P., Fursz, J., Kono, R., Ohtawara, M., Halonen, P., Stewart, J., Ryan, J. M., Strauss, J., Zdrazilek, J., Leerhoy, J., von Magnus, H., Sohier, R. & Ferreira, W. (1967). W.H.O. collaborative study on the sero-epidemiology of rubella. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 37, 79.

A study of immunity to rubella in villages in the Fiji Islands using the haemagglutination inhibition test

  • F. N. Macnamara (a1), R. Mitchell (a1) and J. A. R. Miles (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed