Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 27th, 2005
"Maternal and cord blood collected from 33 Nigerian mother-child pairs were tested for measles-specific IgG. All 33 had protective measles antibodies at the time of delivery with a positive correlation of r=0.87. Determination of the rate of waning of these antibodies revealed that 58% of these children had lost the protective maternal antibody by the age of 4 months and only 3% of the children had enough antibody to protect them between the ages of 6 to 9 months," scientists in Nigeria report.
"Fifty-five colostrum samples from the same...
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