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Immunity of Hospital Personnel Against Polio Virus

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

M. Alkan*
Affiliation:
Infectious Disease Unit and the Epidemiology Unit, Soroka Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva; the Laboratory for Clinical Virology, Hebrew Universityand Hadassah Medical Center and the Infectious Diseases Unit, Chain Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
R. Morag
Affiliation:
Infectious Disease Unit and the Epidemiology Unit, Soroka Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva; the Laboratory for Clinical Virology, Hebrew Universityand Hadassah Medical Center and the Infectious Diseases Unit, Chain Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
E. Rubinstein
Affiliation:
Infectious Disease Unit and the Epidemiology Unit, Soroka Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva; the Laboratory for Clinical Virology, Hebrew Universityand Hadassah Medical Center and the Infectious Diseases Unit, Chain Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
E. Derazne
Affiliation:
Infectious Disease Unit and the Epidemiology Unit, Soroka Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva; the Laboratory for Clinical Virology, Hebrew Universityand Hadassah Medical Center and the Infectious Diseases Unit, Chain Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
*Corresponding
Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka Medical Center, PO Box 151, Beer Sheva, Israel

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.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 1986

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