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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 832-834
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.832.834  
Evaluation of Antibody Titers to H9N2 Influenza Virus in Hospital Staff in Shiraz, Iran
M.M. Hadipour and S. Pazira
 
Abstract: This study was carried out to understanding the seroprevalence of H9N2 avian influenza virus among hospital staff in Namazi hospital in Shiraz which is situated at the Southwest of Iran. A total of 300 serum samples from hospital staff and 300 control serum samples from people who came for physical check-up (control group) were collected. Hemagglutination-Inhibition (HI) tests were conducted to determine the individual serological status. The seropositive rate (SPR, defined as the proportion with HI titer = 1:40) of antibodies to H9N2 influenza virus and its Geometric Mean Titer (GMT) were calculated and compared among these groups.
 
How to cite this article:
M.M. Hadipour and S. Pazira, 2011. Evaluation of Antibody Titers to H9N2 Influenza Virus in Hospital Staff in Shiraz, Iran. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 832-834.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.832.834
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2011.832.834