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Review article Reduced measles and varicella passive immunity and susceptible infants in the 21 ST century. Myth or reality

@inproceedings{Maria2011ReviewAR,
  title={Review article Reduced measles and varicella passive immunity and susceptible infants in the 21 ST century. Myth or reality},
  author={Machaira Maria and Critselis Elena and Papaevangelou Vassiliki},
  year={2011}
}
Vaccination against measles has substantially decreased child mortality worldwide. The recent introduction of varicella immunization has significantly reduced the associated disease burden. However, there exists a period of elevated disease susceptibility among infants secondary to the diminishment of maternal passive immunity. This article reviews recent studies on transplacentally transferred antibodies against m easles and varicella. Recent Findings Both MMR and varicella vaccines are… CONTINUE READING
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