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Journal:   JOURNAL OF MILITARY MEDICINE   Fall 2003 , Volume 5 , Number 3; Page(s) 177 To 181.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF MEASLES IMMUNITY IN SOLDIERS OF SEPAH PASDARAN EARTH FORCE OF TEHRAN IN 2002- 2003

 
 
Author(s):  GHORBANI GH., AHMADI KAZEM, RAJAEI M., HOSSEINI SEYED MORTEZA, HOSSEINZADEH GH.
 
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Abstract: 

Measles is a contagious respiratory viral infection that accompanied with skin rash and koplicks spote. Vaccination against measles caused reduction of this disease in world but miniepidemic of measles was occurred in young adult and is an important health problem for our country. This study was done for the response evaluation of immunity against measles in soldiers of Sepah Pasdaran earth force. In this study a total 360 soldiers was evaluated and tooke a question or chart contain of age, education level, history of measles, history of contact with measles case, measles in family and history of vaccin.ation against measles were obtained and IgG and IgM confirmed with EUSA Test with level of cut- off OD in 5 ml blood that taken from each cases. Data was computerisd and analysed with SPSS program. In this study total of cases were man with mean age of 20.46 + 0.89 and 22.5% were serologic negative. Increased education level have direct relation with serologic positively and was significant difference (P < 0.02). The over all history of vaccination was 21.3% negative and 78.7% positive. IgM was 51.1% positive. Because a total 22.8% was not protective against measles and recent outbreak of measles in Iran, vaccination are recommended be offered for soldiers and young adult.

 
Keyword(s): ANTIBODY, MEASLES, AND SOLDIERS
 
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