Immunological Studies with Group B Arthropod-Borne Viruses

IV. Persistence of Yellow Fever Antibodies Following Vaccination with 17D Strain Yellow Fever Vaccine

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  • Department of Microbiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore and the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Washington, D.C.


Neutralizing and hemagglutination-inhibiting antibodies have been found to persist 16 to 19 years following a single dose of 17D strain yellow fever vaccine in retiring Navy and Marine personnel who gave no evidence of other Group B arthropod-borne virus exposure.

Author Notes

Epidemiologist, Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Washington, D. C.