Evaluation of measles immunity in Turkey: is it still a threat?


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KARAAYVAZ S., Oguz M. M., Beyazova U., Korukluoglu G., Cosgun Y., Guzelkucuk Z., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.49, no.1, pp.336-340, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1809-54
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-340
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/aim: Measles is one of the important vaccine-preventable diseases with many complications in childhood. This study presents cross-sectional seroepidemiological data, beginning from neonatal cord blood in infants to children under 6 years of age, about waning of measles antibody and tries to suggest the proper time for measles immunization.