In order to assess the seroepidemiology of protective antibodies against rubella among women from León, Guanajuato, Mexico, a prospective study was done. The sample consisted in 176 serum samples from urban and rural women at reproductive age, drawn from June 1990 to June 1991. Samples were tested by the classic hemagglutination inhibition method, titers of 1:8 or higher were considered as positive. Global positivity was 71 per cent (125 sera). Seropositivity did not increase with women's age; the lowest values were seen at the rural zones (58.9%). This survey showed a lower seropositivity than the previously reported in Mexico, and confirms data from new official studies. With this information authors suggest that the utility and viability of a national vaccination program should be reviewed and propose that it could be risky that individual clinicians to recommend children vaccination because the lack of coordination could increase adult cases of rubella.
|Translated title of the contribution||The seroepidemiology of rubella in a female population of reproductive age in León, Guanajuato|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Salud Publica de Mexico|
|State||Published - Jul 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health