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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 115-119
Measles Antibody Titres In 0-5 Years Children At Aligarh

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S D Kandpal

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Research Question: What is the level of measles antibodies in 0-5 year children? Objectives: 1.To assess the pattern of decline of maternal antibodies in 0-9 months infants. 2. To estimate the seropositivity for measles antibodies in vaccinated 9 months infants. Study design: Cross- sectional. Setting: Rural areas of District Aligarh, U.P. Participants: 456 children in the age group of 0-5 years. Statistical analysis: Percentages, correlation coefficient. Results: 1. In all the study subjects below 9 months of age, the transplacentally acquired maternal measles antibodies showed a linear decline with increase in age. Out of 202 study subjects who had been immunized against measles 195(96.50%) were seropositive and 7(3.5%) were seronegative for measles antibodies.

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