Enterovirus 71 maternal antibodies in infants, Taiwan

Shu Ting Luo, Pai Shan Chiang, An Shine Chao, Guan Yuan Liou, Reyin Lin, Tzou Yien Lin, Min Shi Lee

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Abstract

Enterovirus 71 (EV71) causes life-threatening disease outbreaks in young children in Asia. This cohort study was conducted to understand the dynamics of maternal EV71 antibodies in Taiwanese young infants. Approximately 50% of neonates had detectable EV71 neutralizing antibodies, which declined to almost undetectable levels by 6 months of age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-584
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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