Enterovirus 71 Maternal Antibodies in Infants, Taiwan
Published Date:Apr 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(4):581-584.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Enterovirus A, Human
Description: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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