The prevalence of antibody to human parvovirus B19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. Jan-Feb 1990;32(1):41-5. doi: 10.1590/s0036-46651990000100007.


During 1985 and 1986 serum samples were collected from the Rio de Janeiro population and examined for the presence of IgG antibody to human parvovirus B19. No difference in prevalence was found between males and females. Antibody prevalence rose from 35% in children less than five years old to almost 80% in children aged eleven to fifteen years. The antibody prevalence in individuals over 50 years old was over 90%.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Viral / analysis*
  • Brazil / epidemiology
  • Counterimmunoelectrophoresis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin G / analysis*
  • Male
  • Parvoviridae / immunology*
  • Parvoviridae Infections / epidemiology*
  • Prevalence


  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Immunoglobulin G