Tetanus immunity in nursing home residents of Bolu, Turkey


KARABAY O., OZKARDES F., TAMER A., Karaarslan K.

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.5, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2458-5-5
  • Title of Journal : BMC PUBLIC HEALTH

Abstract

Background: Tetanus is a serious but vaccine-preventable disease and fatality rate of the disease is high in the neonates and the elderly. The aim of this study was to detect the tetanus antibody prevalence in the over sixty-year age residents of the nursing homes in Bolu.