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

  title={Antibodies against vaccine-preventable diseases in pregnant women and their offspring in the eastern part of Germany},
  author={Andreas Sauerbrei and Annemarie Groh and A Bischoff and J Prager and Peter Wutzler},
  journal={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… 

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