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Revista Española de Salud Pública

versión On-line ISSN 2173-9110versión impresa ISSN 1135-5727


GALIAN MUNOZ, Inmaculada; GOMEZ PELLICER, María Dolores; GRAU POLAN, Marina  y  LLORACH ASUNCION, Isabel Mª. Study of prevalence of protection against measles in health workers of Murcia Health Service. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2019, vol.93, e201903009.  Epub 07-Sep-2020. ISSN 2173-9110.


In the month of April 2017, two cases of measles were reported in one of the basic health zones (ZBS) of the Region of Murcia. The Occupational Risk Prevention Services of the Murcian Health Service (SMS) were urged to review the immunological status of health workers, born as of 1971, from Primary Care Centers, referral hospitals and emergency services that cover the affected area with the general objective of preventing the appearance of a possible outbreak of measles in this personnel, checking the protection of these workers against this disease (the vaccine status and / or the serological status (IgG)) and offering the vaccine to non-immune workers.


A descriptive study of the prevalence of protection against measles of this group of workers during the period from January to February 2017 was carried out. Initially, the stories of the workers for whom data were available were reviewed, and cited for the provision of vaccine data (90) or extraction of serology to those for whom data were not available (138).


408 medical records / workers were reviewed. At the end of the study, we did have data about the vaccination of 22.1% of the workers and serology of the 33.8%. 91.5% of the workers for whom we had data were protected against measles.


We can conclude that the coverage among our workers is lower than that proposed by the Measles and Rubella Elimination Plan, so a program to promote vaccination against this disease among health personnel would be advisable.

Palabras clave : Measles; Protection; Health workers.

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