|Title:||Distinguishing between primary infection and reinfection with rubella vaccine virus by IgG avidity assay in pregnant women|
Abdol Baghi, M.H.
Hagh goo, A.
Mohktari Azad, T.
|Abstract:||During the mass measles/rubella vaccination campaign in 2003 in Iran, many pregnant women were vaccinated mistakenly or became pregnant within 1 month of vaccination. To distinguish pregnant women who were affected by rubella vaccine as primary infection from those who had rubella reinfection from the vaccine, serum samples were collected 1-3 months after the campaign from 812 pregnant women. IgG avidity assay showed that 0.3% of the women had no rubella-specific IgG response; 14.4% had low-avidity anti-rubella IgG and were therefore not immune to rubella before vaccination; 85.3% had high-avidity antirubella IgG and were regarded as cases of reinfection|
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