Antibodies against vaccine-preventable diseases in pregnant women and their offspring in the eastern part of Germany

@article{Sauerbrei2001AntibodiesAV,
  title={Antibodies against vaccine-preventable diseases in pregnant women and their offspring in the eastern part of Germany},
  author={A. Sauerbrei and A. Groh and A. Bischoff and J. Prager and P. Wutzler},
  journal={Medical Microbiology and Immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={190},
  pages={167-172}
}
  • A. Sauerbrei, A. Groh, +2 authors P. Wutzler
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Abstract.Maternal and cord blood samples of 290 pregnant women in the eastern part of Germany with a mean age of 28 years (16–41 years) were analyzed for antibodies to vaccine-preventable diseases. Both mothers and infants had detectable levels of antibodies to mumps in 96% and to tetanus in 93% of cases. Detectable levels to poliomyelitis, diphtheria, measles and rubella varied from 55% to 91%. Cord blood samples had a significantly higher prevalence of antibodies to pertussis (61%) and… CONTINUE READING

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