Early waning of maternal measles antibodies in era of measles elimination: longitudinal study

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the duration of the presence of maternal antibodies to measles in infants. DESIGN: Prospective study (May 2006 to November 2008). SETTING: Five hospitals in the Province of Antwerp, Belgium. PARTICIPANTS: Of 221 pregnant women recruited, 207 healthy woman-infant pairs were included-divided into a vaccinated group (n=87) and naturally immune group (n=120), according to vaccination documents and history. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Measles IgG antibodies measured by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) at seven time points (week 36 of pregnancy, birth (cord), and 1, 6…

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