Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Immunity of Hospital Personnel Against Polio Virus

  • M. Alkan (a1), R. Morag (a1), E. Rubinstein (a1) and E. Derazne (a1)

Abstract

Sera from 275 employees of three hospitals were tested for the presence of antibodies to polio virus. Immunity was found to increase with age, and was higher in personnel directly involved in patient care than in the others. Previous exposure to poliomyelitis as well as a history of previous immunization did not correlate with the immunological status of the employee. When antibodies against one of the three polio types or more could not be demonstrated, the employee was vaccinated by an inactivated polio virus vaccine.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka Medical Center, PO Box 151, Beer Sheva, Israel

References

Hide All
1.Burke, DS, Gaydos, JC, Holder, RA, et al: Seroimmunity to polioviruses in U.S.army recruits. J Infect Dis 1979; 139:225227.
2.Bamton, D, Freeman, M, Shefield, F, et al: Immunity of children to diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis. Br Med J 1979; 1:854857.
3.Lamy, ME, Cornu, C, Desmyter, J: Poliovirus antibodies in age groups: An assessment of obligatory vaccination in Belgium. Dev Biol Stand 1979; 43:207213.
4.Wassiklak, SG, Himman, AR: Is there a need of “catch-upui” polio vaccination in preadolescence? JAMA 1981; 2436:1239.
5.Ulfah, NM, Parastho, S, Sadjimin, T, et al: Polio and lameness in Yogiakarta, Indonesia. Int J Epidemiol 1981; 171175.
6.Melnick, JL, Wenner, HA, Phillips, AC: Enteroviruses in diagnostic procedures for viral, Rickettsial and chlamydial infection, ed 5, Lennette, EH, Schmidt, NJ (eds). Washington, DC, American Public Health Association, 1979, pp 471534.
7.Goldblum, N, Kra-Oz, Z, Schwartz, T: Antibody to poliovirus in older children and young adults in Israel and the use of poliovaccines for the immunization of the serongegatimes. Dev Biol Stand 1979; 1:173177.
8.Mertens, T, Schurmann, W, Kruppenbacher, J, et al: Problems of live virus vaccine associated poliomyelitis: A paralytic case with isolation of all three poliovirus types. Med Microbiol Immunol 1983; 172:1321.
9.Goldblum, N, Schwartz, T, Gerichter, CB, et al: The natural history of poliomyelitis in Israel, 1949-1982. Prog Med Virol 1984; 29:115123.
10.Lash, EE, Abed, Y, Gerichter, CB, et al: Results of a program successfully combining live and killed polio vaccines. Isr J Med Sci 1983; 19:10211023.
11.Hensher, R, Gerichter, CB, Skalska, P, et al: Serologic and virologic response of children immunized with trivalent oral vaccine in an endemic area. International Congress for Infectious Diseases 1983; 1:222.
12.Addy, KAP, Ahiabor, T, Amne, C: Seroimmunity of adult Ghanaian hospital staff and their wards to poliomyelitis. West African Journal for Pharmacy and Drug Research 1975; 2:8796.

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