Transfer of measles, mumps, and rubella antibodies from mother to infant. Its effect on measles, mumps, and rubella immunization.

@article{Sato1979TransferOM,
  title={Transfer of measles, mumps, and rubella antibodies from mother to infant. Its effect on measles, mumps, and rubella immunization.},
  author={Hajime Sato and Paul Albrecht and David W. Reynolds and Sergio B Stagno and Francis A. Ennis},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  year={1979},
  volume={133 12},
  pages={1240-3}
}
Sera from 42 mother-infant pairs were examined to determine the effect of passively acquired enhanced neutralizing (ENt) antibody on immunization. The ENt antibodies to measles, mumps, and rubella were greater in term newborns than in their mothers, with mean ratio of 1.8:1, 1.3:1, and 1.2:1, respectively. In 21% to 25% of the children, these antibodies persisted until 12 months of age. When immunized with trivalent measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, children who had persisting ENt measles and… CONTINUE READING