333. Measles Seroprevalence of Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey
Session: Poster Abstract Session: HAI: Occupational Health
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Room: Poster Hall
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  • Background: Measles is a vaccine preventable disease which has a potential  for outbreaks. In this study we wanted to investigate the immune status of our hospital’s health care workers for measles, if necessary to immunize susceptible personnel and also  to be prepared for an outbreak.

    Methods: Four-hundred-twenty-two health care workers volunteered to participate in this screening study. Our hospital is a tertiary training and research hospital which has 383 beds, with 2100 health care workers. Blood samples were examined for measles immunoglobulin G with NovaTec Immundiagnostica GmbH (Germany) qualitative micro-ELISA kit. Results were compared according to occupational groups (doctors, nurses, non-medical staff).

    Results: 

    A total of 94% (398) were immune to measles. Non-medical staff (91%) were  below this ratio, while doctors (98%) and nurses (95%) were above. Although immune status to measles was more remarkable for the doctor group, no statistical significance was found (p=0.080).

    Table: Results compared according to ages and occupational group

     

    Doctors

    Nurses

    Non medical staff

    Age(years)

    Total (n)

    IgG + ((n)/%)

    Total (n)

    IgG + ((n)/%)

    Total (n)

    IgG + ((n)/%)

    19-24

    1

    0

    17

    (17)/100

    60

    (55)/91

    25-29

    36

    (36)/100

    42

    (38)/90

    77

    (67)/87

    30-34

    10

    (10)/100

    21

    (20)/95

    44

    (43)/97

    35-39

    19

    (19)/100

    18

    (18)/100

    22

    (21)/95

    40-44

    5

    (5)/100

    5

    (5)/100

    17

    (16)/94

    45-49

    3

    (3)/100

    7

    (7)/100

    10

    (9)/90

    50-54

    1

    (1)/100

    0

    0

    4

    (4)/100

    55-59

    2

    (2)/100

    1

    (1)/100

    0

    0

    60-64

    1

    (1)/100

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Total

    78

    (77)/98

    111

    (106)/95

    234

    (215)/91

    Conclusion: Measles seroprevalence is high, especially in medical staff. Screening for  hospital personnel who are not immune to measles is beneficial so that vaccination can be provided and in the event of an outbreak, the hospital will be more prepared and better able to manage it.

    Bulent Durdu, M.D.1, Yasemin Durdu, M.D.2, Nuray Gulec, M.D.3 and Turan Aslan, Prof. Dr. M.D.1, (1)Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey, (2)Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Turkey, Eyup State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, (3)Department of Clinical Microbiology, Bakirkoy Doctor Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

    Disclosures:

    B. Durdu, None

    Y. Durdu, None

    N. Gulec, None

    T. Aslan, None

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