International Journal of Preventive Medicine

: 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-

Rubella seromarkers among children and adolescent

Sora Yasri1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department Of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Hainan Province, China

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Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Rubella seromarkers among children and adolescent.Int J Prev Med 2017;8:82-82

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Rubella seromarkers among children and adolescent. Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Dec 8 ];8:82-82
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Dear Editor,

The report by Mirambo et al. on “Rubella seromarkers among children and adolescent” is very interesting.[1] Mirambo et al. concluded that “The prevalence of specific rubella IgG antibodies in Tanzania is high and is associated with an increase in age, absence of rash, and low SES.[1]” Mirambo et al. also raised an interesting question “Are we in the right track?[1]” Indeed, the success of control of rubella depends on several factors. Screening and vaccination against rubella among the pregnant subject might be an effective approach. Nevertheless, there should be a further assessment on the way to management. There are many possible modes for management such as universal screening plus vaccination and prescreening following by vaccination for necessary cases. For specific method of screening, the best screening technique is still a controversial issue.[2] Furthermore, “who has to pay for the screening and vaccination” has to be further thought. In fact, in some countries, the rubella vaccination might be provided since early childhood aiming at management of the problem.

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1Mirambo MM, Aboud S, Groß U, Majigo M, Mushi MF, Mshana SE, et al. Rubella seromarkers and determinants of infection among Tanzanian children and adolescents in prevaccination era: Are we in the right track? Int J Prev Med 2017;8:3.
2Sriwijitralai W, Wiwanitkit V. Urine pregnancy test before rubella vaccination among reproductive age females: An observation. Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2016;38:160.