Clin Exp Vaccine Res.  2020 Jan;9(1):64-67. 10.7774/cevr.2020.9.1.64.

Seroprevalence of mumps in healthcare workers in South Korea

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  • 1Office for Infection Control, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. shkimmd@amc.seoul.kr
  • 2Department of Infectious Diseases, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Mumps is contagious disease and maintaining immunity to mumps in healthcare worker (HCW) is important for preventing transmission in the hospital. We evaluated the seroprevalence of mumps in HCWs in a tertiary care hospital in Republic of Korea. A total of 6,055 HCWs born between 1950 and 1995 underwent antibody testing. The overall seropositivity rate of mumps was 87% (95% confidence interval, 86%-87%). Our data indicates that, in Korean HCWs, testing for mumps antibody followed by mumps vaccination is more appropriate than routine mumps vaccination without testing for mumps antibody.

Keyword

Mumps; Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine; Health personnel; Seroepidemiologic studies

MeSH Terms

Delivery of Health Care*
Health Personnel
Humans
Korea*
Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
Mumps*
Republic of Korea
Seroepidemiologic Studies*
Tertiary Healthcare
Vaccination
Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
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