Association between seroprevalence of measles and various social determinants in the year following a measles outbreak in Turkey

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Emek M., Islek D., Atasoylu G., Ozbek Ö. A., Ceylan A., Acikgoz A., ...More

PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.147, pp.51-58, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.01.026
  • Journal Name: PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-58
  • Keywords: Measles, Seroprevalence, Outbreak, Social determinants, YOUNG-ADULTS, ANTIBODIES, POPULATION, IMMUNITY, RUBELLA, CHILDREN, MUMPS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Despite an ongoing measles elimination programme, a measles outbreak occurred in 2013 in Turkey. Population-based seroprevalence studies are needed to determine seronegativity and explore the reasons for this outbreak. This study aimed to explore the seroprevalence of measles and its association with various social determinants in a provincial population in Turkey in the year following a measles outbreak.