Prevalence of measles antibody among young adult healthcare workers in a cancer hospital: 1980s versus 1998-1999 Journal Article


Authors: Seo, S. K.; Malak, S. F.; Lim, S.; Eagan, J.; Sepkowitz, K. A.
Article Title: Prevalence of measles antibody among young adult healthcare workers in a cancer hospital: 1980s versus 1998-1999
Abstract: Despite the 1989 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation of a second dose of vaccine, measles seropositivity rates had declined for adult healthcare workers in their 20s hired at a cancer hospital between 1998 and 1999 compared with those of the same age hired between 1983 and 1988. Continued monitoring will be important as individuals born after 1989 enter the workforce.
Keywords: adolescent; adult; aged; middle aged; united states; statistics; health survey; practice guideline; age factors; age; questionnaires; standard; questionnaire; cancer center; blood; immunology; vaccination; health care personnel; cancer care facilities; new york city; health promotion; immunological monitoring; epidemiology; population surveillance; infection control; measles vaccine; measles virus; antibody titer; hospital personnel; immunization; immunization, secondary; middle age; employment; antibodies, viral; virus antibody; measles; practice guidelines; seroprevalence; seroepidemiologic studies; humans; human; article; measles antibody; measles vaccination; personnel, hospital
Journal Title: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume: 23
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0899-823X
Publisher: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America  
Date Published: 2002-05-01
Start Page: 276
End Page: 278
Language: English
PUBMED: 12026154
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI: 10.1086/502049
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Notes: Export Date: 14 November 2014 -- Source: Scopus
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MSK Authors
  1. Kent A Sepkowitz
    247 Sepkowitz
  2. Suzanne Lee Lim
    3 Lim
  3. Susan Seo
    60 Seo
  4. Sharp Malak
    13 Malak
  5. Janet A Eagan
    37 Eagan