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Evaluation of Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Measles, Rubella, Mumps, and Chickenpox Seropositivity of Final-Year Medical School Students

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Türkiye

Arch Basic Clin Res 2023; 5: 409-412
DOI: 10.5152/ABCR.2023.23198
Read: 499 Downloads: 265 Published: 27 September 2023

Objective: Medical school students, like health-care workers, are in the risk group in terms of infections that can be transmitted through blood, body fluids, and droplets. Therefore, they should be screened for vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccinated against the infections to which they are susceptible. In this study, it was aimed to examine the immune status of final-year medical school students who have had hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), measles, rubella, mumps, and varicella serology checked.

Methods: The viral serology results of final-year medical school students between December 1, 2019, and December 1, 2022, were retrospectively analyzed.

Results: The data of a total of 76 students with a mean age of 25 years were analyzed, and 51.3% (39) of the students were female. The rate of students having their viral serology checked was 82.9% (63). No hepatitis B, HIV, or hepatitis C infection was detected in any of the students. The immunity rates of the students against hepatitis B, hepatitis A, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella were 87.3%, 20.8%, 61.5%, 75.8%, 89.3%, and 95.3%, respectively.

Conclusion: Immunity rates of medical school students against hepatitis A, measles, and mumps are low, and the viral serology of the students should be checked and they have to be vaccinated against infections that they are susceptible to before going into clinical practice.

Cite this article as: Binay UD. Evaluation of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus, measles, rubella, mumps, and chickenpox seropositivity of final-year medical school students. Arch Basic Clin Res., 2023;5(3):409-412.

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