Age Limit Does Not Replace Serologic Testing for Determination of Immune Status for Measles

Uçkay, Ilker ; Hugonnet, Stéphane ; Kaiser, Laurent ; Sax, Hugo ; Pittet, Didier

In: Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 2007, vol. 28, no. 9, p. 1117-1120

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    Adults more than 40 years old are not necessarily immune to measles. A measles outbreak that involved healthcare workers occurred after contact with a 44-year-old patient. Results of a hospitalwide program of mass screening revealed that 117 (4.5%) of 2,600 individuals tested seronegative for measles; 31 (26.1%) of these 117 individuals were more than 40 years old