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The Routine Serological Investigation of Cases and Contacts of Rubella
J. R. Pattison and D. S. Dane
The Journal of Hygiene
Vol. 75, No. 1 (Aug., 1975), pp. 91-98
Published by: Cambridge University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3862041
Page Count: 8
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The results of testing sera from 111 patients with rubella-like illnesses and 283 contacts of patients with rubella-like illnesses are described. A sensitive haemagglutination-inhibition test was used in conjunction with fractionation of serum proteins when this was indicated. It was concluded that the testing of serum protein fractions for IgM and IgG rubella antibody greatly increased the effectiveness of laboratory diagnosis. Evidence is presented that during the study period subclinical rubella was relatively uncommon in adults and that the accuracy of clinical diagnosis was high.
The Journal of Hygiene © 1975 Cambridge University Press