Maternal immunity to measles and infant immunity at less than twelve months of age relative to maternal place of birth

Kenneth Bromberg, Binita Shah, Margaret Clark-Golden, Hilary Light, Linda Marcellino, Marlene Rivera, Ping Wu Li, Dean Erdman, Janet Heath, William J. Bellini

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Abstract

Sera from infants aged 5 to 11 months and from their mothers were used to investigate the level and duration of transplacentally derived measles antibody. The infants of foreign-born, inner-city mothers were more likely to have measles antibody and were less likely to get measles. Infants of foreign-born mothers, because they are less likely to respond to measles vaccine, may require different vaccine strategies than infants of mothers born in the United States. (J PEDIATR 1994;125:579-81).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-581
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume125
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1994

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