2009 Pandemic inluenza A(H1N1) virus in Scotland: geographically variable immunity in Spring 2010, following the winter outbreak

W.E. Adamson, S. Maddi, C. Robertson, S. McDonagh, P.J. Molyneaux, K.E. Templeton, W.F. Carman

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We determined the age- and location-specific seroprevalence of antibodies against 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus in Scotland following the first two waves of infection. Serum samples collected following the winter outbreak were analysed by microneutralisation assay. The proportion of positive sera varied significantly between cities and, in the case of Inverness, between age groups (with younger adults more likely to be positive than older individuals). This study demonstrates that older people are no longer more likely to have antibodies against the virus than younger adults.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume15
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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H1N1 Subtype Influenza A Virus
Scotland
Pandemics
Disease Outbreaks
Young Adult
Immunity
Antibodies
Influenza A virus
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Serum
Age Groups
Viruses
Infection

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Adamson, W. E., Maddi, S., Robertson, C., McDonagh, S., Molyneaux, P. J., Templeton, K. E., & Carman, W. F. (2010). 2009 Pandemic inluenza A(H1N1) virus in Scotland: geographically variable immunity in Spring 2010, following the winter outbreak. Eurosurveillance, 15(24).
Adamson, W.E. ; Maddi, S. ; Robertson, C. ; McDonagh, S. ; Molyneaux, P.J. ; Templeton, K.E. ; Carman, W.F. / 2009 Pandemic inluenza A(H1N1) virus in Scotland: geographically variable immunity in Spring 2010, following the winter outbreak. In: Eurosurveillance. 2010 ; Vol. 15, No. 24.
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