Fetal immunization by a DNA vaccine delivered into the oral cavity

@article{Gerdts2000FetalIB,
  title={Fetal immunization by a DNA vaccine delivered into the oral cavity},
  author={Volker Gerdts and Lorne A. Babiuk and Sylvia van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk and Philip Griebel},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={6},
  pages={929-932}
}
Infectious diseases are the main cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in humans. The World Health Organization estimated that in 1995 approximately 8 million infants died within the first year of life from infectious diseases, including 5 million during the first week of life. Some of the salient pathogens involved include herpes simplex virus, human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, human cytomegalovirus, group B streptococcus, hemophilus and chlamydia1,2. Infection with these… CONTINUE READING

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