oa South African Medical Journal - Immunization of the rural Bantu against diphtheria in the Northern Transvaal - II. Active immunization of babies possessing maternallly-transmitted antitoxin
|Article Title||Immunization of the rural Bantu against diphtheria in the Northern Transvaal - II. Active immunization of babies possessing maternallly-transmitted antitoxin|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg **Union Department of Health|
|Publication Date||Oct 1959|
|Pages||920 - 921|
|Keyword(s)||Diphtheria, Immunisation, Immunology, Maternally-transmitted antitoxin, Nothern Transvaal and Rural black population|
In Bantu babies of the Northern Transvaal active immunity against diphtheria is depressed when the circulating antitoxin titre is 0ï¿½1 unit or more per ml. of serum. This finding confirms that of Barr et al. in European children.
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