The trial is the first such such a path of infection

The trial is the first such such a path of infection, and it underscores the widespread assumption that the immune system changes during pregnancy in order for elevated Listeria infection rates are to blame . – ‘The reason the mother is not susceptible necessarily because their immune system is compromised, but because the bacteria that have in their placenta to infect, ‘said Anna Bakardjiev, the study’s senior author and a postdoctoral researcher with Daniel Portnoy, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at UC Berkeley. ‘The miscarriages that result from these infections a natural defense mechanism, this to dispel to disperse the infection. ‘.

Their research, carried out in guinea pigs, the bacteria the placenta, underscores – protected from the body’s immune system – they proliferate rapidly before pouring out to infect organs such as the liver and spleen. The illness they cause often cause miscarriage or infection of the fetus.

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