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ID (ISN) del documento43719
Número CIS 85-852
ISSN - Título de la serie 0300-5771 - International Journal of Epidemiology
Año 1984
Número de serie
Autor(es) Venkitaraman A.R., John T.J.
Título The epidemiology of varicella in staff and students of a hospital in the tropics
Información bibliográfica Dec. 1984, Vol.13, No.4, p.502-505. Illus. 13 ref.
Resumen A 5-year epidemiological survey of the incidence of varicella (chickenpox) among staff and students (2874 persons in all) of a hospital in India revealed an annual rate of 0.72 cases per 100. The incidence was highest among 17-24 year old student nurses (3.22 cases per 100 per year). Most cases occurred during the cooler and more humid parts of the year. Complement-fixing antibodies to varicella-zoster virus were found in only 44 of 102 serum samples taken from student nurses, showing a much lower level of immunity to varicella than in the USA. A programme of preventive immunisation among hospital workers is recommended.
Descriptores (primarios) clima tropical; hospitales; varicela
Descriptores (secundarios) India; enfermedades infecciosas; inmunización; inmunidad; encuesta epidemiológica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Skin diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Natural phenomena
Bacterial and parasitic diseases