Immunity of nursing students to measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella in Yozgat, Turkey


KADER Ç. , ERBAY A. , Akca N. K. , POLAT M. F. , POLAT S.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.44, no.1, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.08.021
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL

Abstract

Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRV) are vaccine-preventable diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the vaccination status of first-year nursing students in Turkey. The sample used was 180 students and immunoglobulin G antibodies against MMRV viruses were determined quantitatively by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Immunity rates to MMRV were 82.8%, 83.3%, 98.3%, and 100%, respectively. The results of this study showed that all of the students were immune to varicella and 32.8% of the students were not immune to at least 1 of the viruses covered by the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. Copyright (C) 2016 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.