Seroimmunity to polioviruses in u.S. army recruits

Donald S. Burke, Joel C. Gaydos, Richard A. Hodder, William H. Bancroft*

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Titers of neutralizing antibody to poliovirus types 1, 2, and 3 were determined for serum specimens obtained from 268 U.S. Army recruits. Among those tested, 20.9% lacked neutralizing antibody to one or more types of poliovirus, and 1.1% lacked antibody to all three types. An analysis of demographic data showed that age of <18 years, schooling for <10 years, and residence in the northeastern United States were associated with higher percentages of recruits lacking neutralizing antibodies to polioviruses in serum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1979
Externally publishedYes


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