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What causes viral infections in new infants?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: New agents

New babies are pretected to some degree from the types of viruses the mom developed immunity to in her lifetime.
This immunity is transient & passes thru the placenta during pregnancy.It lasts for a few months in most infants.Premis don't get as much as full term babies. If mom never had & developed immunity to a virus, baby will be susceptable.

In brief: New agents

New babies are pretected to some degree from the types of viruses the mom developed immunity to in her lifetime.
This immunity is transient & passes thru the placenta during pregnancy.It lasts for a few months in most infants.Premis don't get as much as full term babies. If mom never had & developed immunity to a virus, baby will be susceptable.
Dr. James Ferguson
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