Herpesviruses and breast milk

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C. Pietrasanta; B. Ghirardi; M.F. Manca; S. Uccella; C. Gualdi; E. Tota; L. Pugni; F. Mosca;
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
  • Journal: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica (issn: 0391-5387, eissn: 2420-7748)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4081/pmc.2014.5
  • Subject: Varicella-zoster virus | cytomegalovirus | RJ1-570 | Pediatrics | RD1-811 | breast milk | premature infant | very low birth weight infant | Surgery
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | virus diseases

Breast milk has always been the best source of nourishment for newborns. However, breast milk can carry a risk of infection, as it can be contaminated with bacterial or viral pathogens. This paper reviews the risk of acquisition of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and cytom... View more
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