Morbidity of childhood droplet infections and tension of specific immunity in children and adolescents in Kaluga region after the Chernobyl accident

"Radiation and Risk", 1994, vol. 4, pp. 84-89


Maksimova N.M., Bogatyreva E.Ya., Vatolin N.A., Sigaeva L.A., Sadykova D.K., Omel'chenco V.N.1, Borovikova M.P.1
Moscow G.N.Gabrichevcky Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology;
1 Department of Health, Administration of Kaluga Region


The paper analyzes the status of infection morbidity in three most contaminated areas of Kaluga region. It is demonstrated that after 1986 in the region as a whole and these contaminated areas no increase has occurred in morbidity of droplet infections controlled by means of specific prophylaxis (diphtheria, measles, pertussis, epidemic parotiditis). Moreover, a decrease in morbidity has actually been reported which is indirectly indicative of the sufficient level of specific immunity in children to these infections. The children of the contaminated areas, as before, have a high level and tension of immunity to diphtheria, tetanus and measles.

Key words
Infectious morbidity, most polluted areas, Kaluga region, radionuclides, diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, epidemic parotitis, level of specific immunity, children, intensity of immunity.


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