This review focuses on the impact of Bifidobacterium longum/infantis on infants and to associate these impacts to effect of B. longum/infantis on the titers of polio IgA in infants.
Bifidobacterium longum/infantis is a ubiquitous inhabitant of the gastrointestinal tract of infants; these bacteria are the champion colonizer of the gastrointestinal tract blocking out other harmful bacteria from colonizing. B. longum/infantis have been shown to improve dysbiosis condition and prevent infants from getting any allergy or harmful disease such as poliomyelitis. This review was aimed to assess the impact B. longum/B. infantis has on infants and to associate these impacts to the effect B. longum/B. infantis has on polio titers after vaccination. Researchers have determined that infants who were fed with a fermented formula versus infants who were fed with a placebo that the B. longum/B. infantis that was present in the stool of the infants was significantly different from the placebo group (0.0399, fisher exact test). There is a positive correlation between B. longum/B. infantis with anti-poliovirus.
Clarke, Shanice, "The impact of Bifidobacterium longum/infantis on infants" (2019). BIO 410 Spring 2019 Research Papers. 9.