Rubella

Common Name(s)

Rubella

Rubella is a contagious infection that occurs most often in children and young adults. Symptoms of the disease include rash, low fever, nausea, swollen lymph glands behind the ears and in the neck, and mild pink eye. In adults, symptoms may also include arthritis and painful joints. While rubella is generally mild in children, it can have serious consequences in pregnant women. Pregnant women who are infected early in pregnancy have a 90% chance of passing the virus onto the fetus, which can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, fetal death, or severe birth defects known as congenital rubella syndrome. Rubella is preventable by vaccination.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rubella" returned 1246 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Incidence of rubella in a state in North-western Nigeria: a call for action.
 

Author(s): Semeeh Akinwale Omoleke, Henry Chukwuebuka Udenenwu

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Rubella cases are often under-reported, especially in many developing countries, owing to inadequate attention and weak funding of elimination strategies, despite being an epidemic-prone disease. Based on available data, this paper, therefore, seeks to bring the attention of public ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2017

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Rubella in Poland in 2014
 

Author(s): Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, Justyna Rogalska, Aleksandra Polkowska

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. ;70(3):341-348.

 

In 2004, Poland has adopted the WHO goal of rubella elimination and congenital rubella syndrome prevention. The main target of the Programme is to stop transmission of the virus in the environment and prevention of congenital rubella in children. In Poland participation in the rubella ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2016

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Maternal and Congenital cytomegalovirus infection and zero rubella IgM prevalence in newborns in St.Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College.
 

Author(s): Yeshwondm Mamuye, Balkachew Nigatu, Delayehu Bekele, Mekonen Getahun

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Maternal cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Rubella infections result in adverse neonatal outcomes. Both CMV and Rubella are more widespread in developing countries and in communities with lower socioeconomic status. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine IgM specific to CMV and Rubella ...

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2016

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The terms "Rubella" returned 48 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Using Seroprevalence and Immunisation Coverage Data to Estimate the Global Burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome, 1996-2010: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Emilia Vynnycky, Elisabeth J Adams, Felicity T Cutts, Susan E Reef, Ann Marie Navar, Emily Simons, Lay-Myint Yoshida, David W J Brown, Charlotte Jackson, Peter M Strebel, Alya J Dabbagh

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The burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) is typically underestimated in routine surveillance. Updated estimates are needed following the recent WHO position paper on rubella and recent GAVI initiatives, funding rubella vaccination in eligible countries. Previous estimates considered ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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Standardization of Assays That Detect Anti-Rubella Virus IgG Antibodies.
 

Author(s): Wayne Dimech, Liliane Grangeot-Keros, Christelle Vauloup-Fellous

Journal: Clin. Microbiol. Rev.. 2016 Jan;29(1):163-74.

 

Rubella virus usually causes a mild infection in humans but can cause congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Vaccination programs have significantly decreased primary rubella virus infection and CRS; however, vaccinated individuals usually have lower levels of rubella virus IgG than those ...

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2015

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Serological makers of rubella infection in Africa in the pre vaccination era: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Mariam M Mirambo, Mtebe Majigo, Said Aboud, Uwe GroƟ, Stephen E Mshana

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Rubella infections in susceptible women during early pregnancy often results in congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that countries without vaccination programmes to assess the burden of rubella infection and CRS. However; in many African countries ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015

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Measles-Rubella Vaccine Immunogenicity at 6 and 9 Months of Age
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles; Rubella; Rubella Syndrome, Congenital

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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Immunogenicity and Safety of Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine When Given With Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Encephalitis, Japanese; Measles; Mumps; Rubella

 

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016

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