Enterovirus 71 Maternal Antibodies in Infants,Taiwan

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

Article Published by the Emerging Infectious Diseases on April 2009

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.

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