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Seroprevalence of parvovirus B19 infection in daycare educators

  • N. L. GILBERT (a1), T. W. GYORKOS (a1) (a2), C. BÉLIVEAU (a3), E. RAHME (a1) (a2), C. MUECKE (a1) and J. C. SOTO (a4)
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  • Published online: 22 December 2004

This study was undertaken to provide first-time estimates for the seroprevalence of parvovirus B19 infection among daycare educators in Montréal, Canada, and to identify factors associated with seropositivity. A cross-sectional design was used. Directors and educators from 81 daycare centres (DCCs) were surveyed about DCC and personal characteristics respectively, and serum samples from 477 female educators were tested for parvovirus B19 IgG antibodies. The seroprevalence of parvovirus B19 was 70%. Parvovirus B19 seropositivity was significantly associated with age and with working experience in DCCs, but the latter association was restricted to educators aged less than 40 years. In conclusion, working as a daycare educator appears to be associated with increased risk of acquiring parvovirus B19 infection, but this finding will require further investigation. Because of the large proportion of educators susceptible to acquiring parvovirus B19 infection, our findings also highlight the need for preventive measures.

Corresponding author
Dr T. W. Gyorkos, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Montreal General Hospital, 1650, Cedar Avenue, Montréal, Québec H3G 1A4, Canada. (Email:
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