The changing seroepidemiology of varicella in Japan: 1977-1981 and 2001-2005

Kumi Ueno-Yamamoto, Keiko Tanaka-Taya, Hiroshi Satoh, Kazuko Araki, Mitsuo Kaku, Nobuhiko Okabe

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We conducted an anti-varicella-zoster virus antibody seroepidemiologic survey comparing the pre-and postvaccine eras of 1977-1981 and 2001-2005. For each period, 828 samples were measured by enzyme immunoassay test and compared. The differences from 1-year-old to high-school aged children were statistically significant. The introductions of optional varicella immunization and lifestyle changes for children were considered influencing factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-669
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul


  • routine immunization
  • seroepidemiology
  • varicella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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