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Title: Parvovirus B19 infection in five European countries: seroepidemiology, force of infection and maternal risk of infection
Authors: Mossong, J.
HENS, Niel
Friederichs, V.
Davidkin, I.
Broman, M.
Litwinska, A.
Siennicka, J.
Trzcinska, A.
Van Damme, P.
Beutels, P.
Vyse, A.
Massari, M.
Gabutti, G.
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 136(8). p. 1059-1068
Abstract: We conducted a seroprevalence survey in Belgium, Finland, England & Wales, Italy and Poland on 13 449 serum samples broadly representative in terms of geography and age. Samples were tested for the presence of immunoglobulin G antibody using an enzyme immunoassay. The age-specific risk of infection was estimated using parametric and non-parametric statistical modelling. The age-specific risk in all five countries was highest in children aged 7-9 years and lower in adults. The average proportion of women of child-bearing age susceptible to parvovirus B19 infection and the risk of a pregnant women acquiring B19 infection during pregnancy was estimated to be 26 % and 0.61 % in Belgium, 38 % and 0.69 % in England & Wales, 43.5 % and 1.24 % in Finland, 39.9% and 0.92 % in Italy and 36.8 % and 1.58 % in Poland, respectively. Our study indicates substantial epidemiological differences in Europe regarding parvovirus B19 Infection.
Notes: [Mossong, J.] Lab Natl Sante, L-1011 Luxembourg, Luxembourg. [Hens, N.; Shkedy, Z.; Aerts, M.] Hasselt Univ, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Friederichs, V.] Ctr Rech Publ Sante, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. [Davidkin, I.; Broman, M.] KTL, Natl Publ Hlth Inst, Helsinki, Finland. [Litwinska, B.; Siennicka, J.; Trzcinska, A.] Natl Inst Hyg, PL-00791 Warsaw, Poland. [Van Damme, P.; Beutels, P.] Univ Antwerp, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. [Vyse, A.] Hlth Protect Agcy, London, England. [Massari, M.] Ist Super Sanita, I-00161 Rome, Italy. [Gabutti, G.] Univ Ferrara, I-44100 Ferrara, Italy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/8566
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268807009661
ISI #: 000259748200006
ISSN: 0950-2688
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2009
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