On age basis, internationally adopted children may have begun or fully completed all required vac- cinations, but official documentation from original Countries is frequently insufficient. Aims of this study were to evaluate the seroprotection rate for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis and tetanus according to immunization cards in 67 children recently adopted and to test the prevalence of enterovirus on faecal spec- imens. Seroprotection and vaccination status were frequently inconsistent and these results confirm that im- munitary surveillance is a cornerstone for the prevention of diseases for which a vaccination is available.
Vaccination status and prevalence of enteric viruses in internationally adopted children. The case of Parma, Italy / L. Veronesi; R. Virdis; S. Bizzoco; M.E. Colucci; P. Affanni; F. Paganuzzi; M. Riccò; E. Capobianco; M.L. Tanzi. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - 82(2011), pp. 208-213.