Seroprevalence of varicella-zoster virus and predictors for seronegativity in the Amsterdam adult population Full Text
BMC Infectious Diseases, 06/22/2012
van Rijckevorsel GGC et al. – The results of this study imply that about 4–8% of the general adult Amsterdam population is still susceptible to infection with varicella–zoster virus (VZV), and that susceptibility is even higher in some immigrant groups. When assessing the risk of infection after VZV exposure alertness is needed for vulnerable persons like pregnant women, patients with hematological malignancies or organ transplants in particular among first–generation immigrants.