The modification in measles vaccination age as a consequence of the earlier decline of transplacentally transferred antimeasles antibodies in Turkish infants


Altintas D. U. , EVLIYAOGLU N. , KILINC B., SENAN D., Güneşer S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol.12, no.6, pp.647-648, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00499466
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.647-648

Abstract

The maternal antibodies are gradually decreased at 9 to 12 months in infants. We determined the elimination period of maternal measles antibodies in 34 infants whose mothers had had a history of natural measles previously. Seropositivity rates at sixth and nine months of age were found to be 61.8% and 3.4%, respectively. The very low passive antibody at nine months of age may suggest the measles vaccination could be carried out earlier than just before the critical age of antibody level.