Seroprevalence and placental transmission of maternal antibodies specific for Neisseria meningitidis Serogroups A, C, Y and W135 and influence of maternal antibodies on the immune response to a primary course of MenACWY-CRM vaccine in the United Kingdom.

@article{BlanchardRohner2013SeroprevalenceAP,
  title={Seroprevalence and placental transmission of maternal antibodies specific for Neisseria meningitidis Serogroups A, C, Y and W135 and influence of maternal antibodies on the immune response to a primary course of MenACWY-CRM vaccine in the United Kingdom.},
  author={G{\'e}raldine Blanchard-Rohner and Matthew D Snape and Dominic F. Kelly and D O'connor and T. Finley John and Elizabeth Kibwana and Hannah Parks and Karen Susan Ford and Peter M. Dull and Andrew J Pollard},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={768-76}
}
BACKGROUND Maternal antibodies give neonates some protection against bacterial infection. We measured antibodies against Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W135 in mothers and their 2-month-old infants at study enrollment. We also assessed the impact of maternal antibody present at 2 months of age on the immune response to a primary course of… CONTINUE READING