Title of article :
SEROPREVALENCE OF RUBELLA AND CYTOMEGALOVIRUS IN NURSING STUDENTS
Uslu, Hakan Ataturk University - Faculty of Health Sciences, Turkey , Hamidullah Uyanik, M Ataturk University - Faculty of Health Sciences, Turkey , Akpinar, Reva Balci Ataturk University - Faculty of Health Sciences, Turkey , Celebioglu, Ayda Ataturk University - Faculty of Health Sciences, Turkey
Objective: To detect the prevalence of rubella and cytomegalovirus antibodies in the nursing students. Methodology: A total of 89 volunteer students in the age range of 18-20 years participated in the study. IgM and IgG antibodies were measured using the Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay VIDAS® system kit and apparatus. Results: In CMV serology, while anti-CMV IgG was positive in 85.4 % and anti-CMV IgM was positive in 9.0 % of the patients, the common positivity of anti-CMV IgG and anti-CMV IgM antibodies was determined as 2.2%. In the rubella serology, while rubella IgG positivity was 83.1%, rubella IgM positivity was not detected. Conclusions: It was found that higher rate of the students had experienced rubella and CMV in one period of their life. This is highly important for both their health and the health of the society they provide their services to.
Cytomegalovirus , Rubella , Nursing Students
Journal title :
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences