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Transmission of Yellow Fever By Breastfeeding After Administration of a Live Virus Vaccine to the Mother

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Description:

Administration of yellow fever (YF) vaccine is contraindicated in infants less than 6 months old because of the risk of vaccine-associated encephalitis. A woman in Brazil transmitted yellow fever virus to her infant by breastfeeding after being vaccinated following delivery.

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