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Survival to the reproductive age provides sufficient time for most women to acquire natural immunity to the common communicable virus diseases. Viral infection of the fetus is, therefore, not a common event, and a single individual is not likely to have wide personal experience on which to base the recognition of these infections. Dr. Monif has compiled in a single volume information about those viruses thought to affect the fetus and newborn.
The material is basically divided by virus groups and includes chapters on picornaviruses, myxoviruses, herpesviruses, poxviruses, and a chapter entitled "Unclassified Viruses" that contains considerations of rubella virus
Viral Infections of the Human Fetus.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:157. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-1-157_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(1):157.
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