Vaccination against cytomegalovirus

  • S. A. Plotkin


Like varicella zoster virus (VZV), human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) causes disease after both primary and recurrent infections. The former is more serious, particularly in pregnant women, who may transmit the virus to their offspring, with a high risk of mental retardation and deafness. Various experimental vaccines are in development, ranging from live, attenuated HCMV, subunit envelope glycoprotein, poxvirus vectors with CMV genes inserted, and plasmid DANN.


Human Cytomegalovirus Induce Neutralize Antibody Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection Human Cytomegalovirus Infection Poxvirus Vector 
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  • S. A. Plotkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Wistar InstituteUniversity of Pennsylvania Emeritus ProfessorDoylestownUSA

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