Monday, May 21, 2018

Depression may impair immunogenicity of measles vaccines in adults

Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have lower odds of testing seropositive for measles despite previous immunization, according to a study. This suggests that MDD may increase susceptibility to the infection due to impaired maintenance of vaccine-related protection against measles.

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