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

Volume 33, Issue 44
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In Bantu babies of the Northern Transvaal active immunity against diphtheria is depressed when the circulating antitoxin titre is 0�1 unit or more per ml. of serum. This finding confirms that of Barr et al. in European children.

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