Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 57, Issue 4, pp 465–467 | Cite as

Transplacental transmission of antitoxic immunity to tetanus

  • I. D. Ladnyi
Microbiology and Immunology


Antitoxic tetanus immunity is transmitted from immune females and is retained in the organism of neonatal rabbits up to the 45th day after birth; it practically disappears by the 60th day. Immunity is transmitted via the transplacental route. The mother's milk does not serve as the source of tetanus antibodies. The progeny of immune males and nonimmune females possessed no tetanus immunity.


Public Health Tetanus Transplacental Transmission Tetanus Immunity Neonatal Rabbit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. D. Ladnyi
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  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyKhar'kov Medical InstituteKhar'kovUSSR

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