SEROLOGICAL EVALUATION OF A SIMPLIFIED IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE IN BURKINA FASO. Report on a collaborative study performed in april 1989
Serologische evaluatie van een vereenvoudigd immunisatie schema in Burkina Faso. Rapport van een samenwerkingsproject uitgevoerd in april 1989
Rumke HC , Schlumberger M , Floury B
RIVM Report 928702001
A cross-sectional serological survey involving 355 children was performed to study the immunogenicity of DPT-IPV vaccine and measles vaccine under tropical conditions. The vaccines were used in the EPI programme in three provinces in Burkina Faso, West-Africa. A two dose regimen is followed for DPT-IPV. A very high percentage of the group of 179 twice vaccinated children was antibody positive. In the 176 non-vaccinated children a substantial proportion had antibodies to polioviruses, most of them only to one type. This appears to be a sensitive parameter for the circulation of wild polio viruses in the environment.