Published in Vaccine Weekly, September 27th, 2000
"Infectious diseases remain the major cause of infant morbidity and mortality," stated Volker Gerdts and colleagues. "In 1995, nearly five million newborn children died during the first week of life from infection with e.g., herpes simplex virus, HIV, hepatitis B virus, human cytomegalovirus, or Group B strep."
According to the researchers, vertical transmission occurs during gestation, and intra- or postpartum. Typically, to...
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