Seroprevalence and social determinants of varicella in Turkey


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Hekimoğlu C. H., Özbek Ö. A., Emek M., Oktem M. A., Koroglu G., Sertel M., ...More

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN HEALTH JOURNAL, vol.24, no.3, pp.295-301, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.26719/2018.24.3.295
  • Journal Name: EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN HEALTH JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-301
  • Keywords: seroprevalence, social factors, Turkey, vaccination, varicella, ZOSTER-VIRUS, TURKISH POPULATION, EASTERN TURKEY, EPIDEMIOLOGY, CHILDREN, VACCINATION, SEROEPIDEMIOLOGY, SERONEGATIVITY, COMPLICATIONS, ADOLESCENTS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: In Turkey, varicella vaccine was introduced into routine childhood immunization in 2013, with a single dose administered to children aged 12 months. However, there is limited information on the morbidity (incidence and seroprevalence), mortality and burden of disease of varicella in the overall Turkish population.