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EDITORIAL BOARD

Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances
Chief Editor:
Dr. Chia Chee Ming
Deputy Chief Editor:
Dr. Leelavathi Rajamanickam
Editors:
Prof. Omar Munir
Dr. Yap Pow Seng
Pn. Salmaliza Salleh
Mr. Chen Woon Choong
Ms. Kate Lam Woon Yee
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Sciences Research
Chief Editor:
Dr Neeraj Malhotra
Deputy Chief Editor:
Prof. Dr. Jamaludin Zainol
Editors:
Datuk Dr Khairiyah Abd Muttalib
Prof. Dr Nyan HL
Assoc. Prof. Tey Kim Kuan
Assoc. Prof. Ong Bee Leng
 
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Chief Editor:
Dr. Mahiswaran Selvanathan
Deputy Chief Editor:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stanley Yap
Editors:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Low Abdullah
Dr. Mahadevan Supramaniam
Dr. Chong Wei Ying
Dr. Ramachandran Ponnan
 
 
SERO-CONVERSION AFTER SECOND MEASLES' CONTAINING VACCINE IN A SELECTED SAMPLE OF HEALTHY IRAQI CHILDREN
Author : Abdul-Munem Y. Al-Dabbagh, Salwa Sh. Abdul-Wahid, Karim Al-Jashamy
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Abstract
Despite high vaccination coverage it was found that, in populations administered with only a single dose of the measles vaccine, the immunization program had been unsuccessful in eliminating the disease. Because seroconversion rates are low in vaccinated infants of below 12 months of age, a second dose of the measles vaccine is recommended at 15 months old. The present study was carried out to determine the sero-prevalence of specific measles Immunoglobulin-G (IgG) antibodies (Abs) among children under two years of age before and after administering the second measles vaccine. This cross-sectional study was conducted in selected primary health care centers (PHCcs) in the Diyala province in Iraq for the period extending from 1 st February/2007 to 31st January/2008. The study sample comprised a random selection of 112 children, 66 males and 46 females aged 13 - < 24 months and it was concerned with an estimation of measles immunoglobulin-G antibody titer before and after the measles–mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations had been administered. It was found that measles IgG-Abs showed a negative geometric mean titer before MMR vaccinations and a positive titer after vaccinations. The mathematical mean was positive before and after MMR vaccinations. The seroprevalence for specific measles IgG-Abs was 41.8% among infants before MMR vaccinations, while the sero-conversion rate was 92 .4 % among infants after MMR vaccinations. The sero-conversion rate was 96.8% among vaccinated children with the measles vaccine and 84.0% among non-vaccinated children. This study concluded that the two-dose schedule seemed to increase the seropositivity rate
 
Authors(s) Affiliations
Community and Family Medicine; Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. Diyala University, Iraq. Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University College, Kota Damansara, Malaysia;