Seroprevalence of anti-H5 antibody among Thai health care workers after exposure to avian influenza (H5N1) in a tertiary care center.

Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Steven Erb, Iain Stephenson, Jacqueline M. Katz, Malinee Chittaganpitch, Somchai Sangkitporn, Rungruang Kitphati, Pranee Thawatsupha, Sunthareeya Waicharoen, Uayporn Pinitchai, Piyaporn Apisarnthanarak, Victoria J. Fraser, Linda M. Mundy

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Abstract

After the initial atypical presentation of a patient with avian influenza (H5N1) infection, paired acute-phase and convalescent-phase serum samples obtained from 25 health care workers (HCWs) who were exposed to the patient were compared with paired serum samples obtained from 24 HCWs who worked at different units in the same hospital and were not exposed to the patient. There was no serologic evidence of anti-H5 antibody reactivity or subclinical infection in either of the groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e16-18
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2005

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