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Breastmilk GBS Capsular Antibody Levels: Lower Risk for Late Onset Disease?

The breastmilk secretory IgA (sIgA) capsular antibody was associated with lower risks for late-onset disease from group B streptococcal (GBS) invasive disease, according to study data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Using a matched case-control study in infants <3months of age in Johannesburg, South Africa, investigators collected breastmilk samples from case and control participants, matched…

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