Seroprevalence of Rubella and Cytomegalia in Young Women from Biała Podlaska District


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Seroprevalence of Rubella and Cytomegalia in Young Women from Biała Podlaska District

Dorota Plewik * / Małgorzata Tokarska-Rodak / Justyna Paszkiewicz / Adam Szepeluk

Keywords : cytomegalovirus, Rubella virus, seroprevalence in women

Citation Information : Polish Journal of Microbiology. Volume 66, Issue 4, Pages 543-545, DOI:

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 02-March-2017 / Accepted: 17-May-2017 / Published Online: 04-December-2017



The aim of this study was to analyze the seroprevalence of rubella and cytomegalia among young women. The study included 175 healthy women from the Biała Podlaska District, aged 16 to 35 years. Anti-rubella and anti-CMV IgG were determined by ELISA. 172 (98.3%) study subjects tested positive for rubella antibodies, 1 (0.6%) was seroindeterminate and 2 (1.1%) were seronegative. CMV antibodies were detected in 119 (68.0%) participants; the series included also 1 (0.6%) seroindeterminate and 55 (31.4%) seronegative women. The levels of rubella and CMV antibodies were not significantly affected by age, place of residence and educational level of the study subjects.

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