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AClancc at Mcaslcs Vaccination in Iran
Ghorbani G.A *
, gholamalighorbani@yahoo.com
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Background. Measles is a contagious respiratory viral infection whose outbreak continues to occur in adults in recent decades especially in soldiers.
Methods. this is a review study that has compared the immunity against measles before and afier vaccination. We also have accumulated the results and considerations of other studies about measles immunity in adults and have analyzed these data.
Results. Two pervious studies in military forces have showen, that 22.5% Of personnel were non immune to measles before vaccination but this rate is decreased to 2.2% after mass vaccination that it could control the measles outbreak. Also, the ministry of health hasn’t reported any measles case afier mass vaccination.
Discussion. The most studies in Iran and other countries showed outbreak of measles in adults and they have considered measles vaccination in recent years. Therefore, military health office vaccinated all persons between
5- 25years old. In ifiture for measles control, they should vaccinate all soldiers and new staff who have recruited to army, if not immune to measles disease, to control it. 

Keywords: soldier, measles, vaccination, outbreak, epidemic
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2007/01/3 | Published: 2006/04/15

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