Published in AIDS Weekly, July 11th, 2005
"Young infants are protected from measles infection by maternal measles antibodies. The level of these antibodies at birth depends on the level of antibodies in the mother and the extent of placental transfer," researchers in England report.
"We investigated predictors of levels of measles antibodies in newborns in rural Kenya. A total of 747 paired maternal-cord serum samples (91 from human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]-infected and 656 from HIV-uninfected mothers) were tested for measles immunoglobulin G antibodies.
"Placental malaria infection was...
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