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prevalence of high antibody titers of pertussis in turkey: reflection of circulating microorganism and a threat to infants.acute pertussis infection among adults can cause its transmission to the larger population, especially to infants and young children, who can develop severe disease. in order to determine an age-dependent pertussis immune response, anti-pertussis toxin (pt) antibody was detected by the indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) method in serum samples from 2,085 healthy subjects ranging in age from 6 months to > or = 60 years. also included in the evaluation were responses to a questionn ...200717506474
[pertussis seroprevalence and vaccination status in three selected provinces of turkey].the aim of this community-based seroepidemiological survey was to assess the immune status against pertussis among the healthy population in three selected provinces with different geographical and socioeconomical status (antalya, diyarbakir and samsun, located at mediterrenean, southeast anatolia and black sea regions of turkey, respectively) in relation with dwpt (whole cell pertussis vaccine combined with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids) vaccination status. a total of randomly selected 2085 su ...200818822881
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