Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 19th, 2005
According to recent research published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, "In this study, the effect of maternal peripheral and placental Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia on the level of antibody and cytokine immune responses in the neonate was investigated.
"Malaria parasites were detected by light microscopy. Levels of malaria-specific isotypic antibodies were measured in maternal and cord blood by indirect ELISA. The numbers of IFN-γ and IL-4 cells produced by maternal/cord blood after in vitro...
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