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 1200 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evaluation of a novel array-based toxoplasma, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex virus IgG enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and its comparison with virion/serion enzyme linked immunosorbent assays.
 

Author(s): Dongsheng Wu, Yuanjian Wu, Liuhong Wang, Weidong Xu, Qiao Zhong

Journal: Ann Lab Med. 2014 Jan;34(1):38-42.

 

The dramatic increase in use of the IgG test for toxoplasma, rubella, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and herpes simplex virus (HSV) [TORCH] has led to the requirement for a high-efficiency method that can be used in the clinical laboratory. This study aimed to compare the results of BGI-Array ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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Rubella and congenital rubella syndrome control and elimination – global progress, 2012.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2013 Dec;88(49):521-7.

 

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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Rubella and congenital rubella syndrome control and elimination - global progress, 2000-2012.
 

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Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2013 Dec;62(48):983-6.

 

Rubella virus usually causes a mild fever and rash in children and adults. However, infection during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, can result in miscarriage, stillbirth, or infants with congenital malformations, known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). In 2011, ...

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2013

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The terms "Rubella" returned 43 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Health economics of rubella: a systematic review to assess the value of rubella vaccination.
 

Author(s): Joseph B Babigumira, Ian Morgan, Ann Levin

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Most cases of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) occur in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently recommended that countries accelerate the uptake of rubella vaccination and the GAVI Alliance is now supporting large scale measles-rubella ...

Last Updated: 6 May 2013

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Targeting rubella for elimination.
 

Author(s): Davendra K Taneja, Pragya Sharma

Journal: Indian J Public Health. ;56(4):269-72.

 

Rubella is an acute, usually mild viral disease. However, when rubella infection occurs just before conception or during the first 8-10 weeks of gestation, it causes multiple fetal defects in up to 90% of cases, known as Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS). It may result in fetal wastage, ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2013

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Burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) in India: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Pooja Dewan, Piyush Gupta

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2012 May;49(5):377-99.

 

Rubella, though a mild, vaccine-preventable disease, can manifest with severe teratogenic effects in the fetus labeled as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) due to primary maternal rubella infection. Despite a reduction in disease burden of several vaccine-preventable diseases through ...

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2012

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Study, to Evaluate Safety and Imunogenicity of Double Viral Vaccine (MR) for Measles and Rubella
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rubella; Measles

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2014

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Last Updated: 14 Aug 2014

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