Seroimmunity to polioviruses in u.S. army recruits

Donald S. Burke, Joel C. Gaydos, Richard A. Hodder, William H. Bancroft

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Abstract

Titers of neutralizing antibody to poliovirus types 1, 2, and 3 were determined for serum specimens obtained from 268 U.S. Army recruits. Among those tested, 20.9% lacked neutralizing antibody to one or more types of poliovirus, and 1.1% lacked antibody to all three types. An analysis of demographic data showed that age of <18 years, schooling for <10 years, and residence in the northeastern United States were associated with higher percentages of recruits lacking neutralizing antibodies to polioviruses in serum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume139
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Burke, D. S., Gaydos, J. C., Hodder, R. A., & Bancroft, W. H. (1979). Seroimmunity to polioviruses in u.S. army recruits. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 139(2), 225-227. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/139.2.225