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MEASLES STILL MENACE INFANTS

 

VACCINATED MOMS PASS LESS IMMUNITY TO BABIES

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Daniel Q. HaneyAssociated Press
January 12, 1993; Page z8
Section: HEALTH TAB
Word Count: 1104

A generation ago, doctors routinely began vaccinating every child against measles. No one worried much what would happen when they grew up and had babies of their own. Now, however, researchers are noticing a change. These new mothers fail to pass on the strong resistance to measles at birth that an eternity of women before them have done. The result is a new problem -- measles in the very young. Measles is especially hazardous in infants because of the risk of complications.

 

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