Seroprevalence of Measles in Healthcare Workers in South Korea.

Authors:
Jiwon Jung
Jiwon Jung
Seoul National University
South Korea
Sun Kyung Kim
Sun Kyung Kim
Chonnam National University Medical School
Sung Han Kim
Sung Han Kim
National Cancer Center

Infect Chemother 2019 Mar;51(1):58-61

Department of Infectious Diseases, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

There are only limited data regarding the seroprevalence of measles of healthcare workers (HCWs) in Korea. We evaluated the seroprevalence of measles in HCWs in a tertiary care hospital in Korea. A total of 7,411 HCWs born from 1952 to 1995 underwent antibody test. The overall seropositivity of measles was 73% (95% confidence interval, 72 - 74). The seropositivity of measles sharply declined from 85% in the 1986 birth cohort to 42% in the 1995 birth cohort, thus signifying pockets of under-immunity. Our data warrant the need for routine antibody tests, followed by measles vaccination or routine measles vaccination in young Korean HCWs.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3947/ic.2019.51.1.58DOI Listing
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March 2019
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