Rubella seroprevalence in an unvaccinated population in Izmir: recommendations for rubella vaccination in Turkey

Aksit S., Egemen A., Ozacar T., Kurugol Z., Keskinoglu P., Tasbakan M., ...More

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, vol.18, no.7, pp.577-580, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00006454-199907000-00003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.577-580
  • Keywords: rubella, seroprevalence, vaccination, congenital, rubella syndrome, SAO-PAULO STATE, ELIMINATION, MEASLES, BRAZIL
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Background. The European Advisory GI roup on the Expanded Program on Immunization of WHO has recommended that by 2010 or earlier congenital rubella should be well-controlled or eliminated in all countries in Europe. Debate on the introduction of rubella vaccine into national immunization schedules continues to occur, and data on rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in Turkey are insufficient.