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Seroepidemiology of rubella, measles, HBV, HCV and B19 virus within women in child bearing ages (Saravan City of Sistan and Bloochastan Province)

Moradi, A. and Mohagheghi, A.H. and Shahraki, S. and Borji, A. and Marjani, A. and Sanei-Moghadam, E. and Kalavi, K.-B. and Zangi-Abadi, M. (2007) Seroepidemiology of rubella, measles, HBV, HCV and B19 virus within women in child bearing ages (Saravan City of Sistan and Bloochastan Province). Research Journal of Microbiology, 2 (3). pp. 289-293. ISSN 18164978 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Present survey basically focused on women between 15-45 years of age resident in a town of Sistan and Baluchistan province named as Saravan city located in border of Pakistan-Iran in order to find out the seropositivity against the viruses in child bearing ages in the above stated under study community. This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried-out from 2001 up to 2002. Saravan town was divided into 4 geographical areas and each area was further sub-divided into 10 blocks and in each block 10 families were chosen randomly. In the next step by referring to each family from the chosen married women with specified age i.e., 15-45 years, 5 mL blood was collected. Serum was then separated and stored at -20°C before the assay. ELISA kit was employed to detect anti B19, anti rubella, anti measles, anti HBV and anti HCV antibody. Furthermore during samples collection a questionnaire filled for each woman under study. This study showed that 89.6% of women understudy were seropositive against measles, rubella (96.2%), B19 (59.2%), HCV (0.8%) and HBV (19.8%), respectively. According to the results of no serious problem with rubella in this area; But, about measles, the present immunity against measles in this area is insufficient. It seems that incidence of B19 infection in this region is same as other places in Iran. The rate of seropositivity against HBV and HCV indicated of these viruses circulating in the population in this area. © 2007 Academic Journals.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Res. J. Microbiol. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gogan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Gogan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Blood Transfusion Organization Center of Zahedan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: B19, HBV, HCV, Measles, Rubella, Sistan and Baluchistan, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, Rubella
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 04:26
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 08:36
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2388

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