Rubella

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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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The terms "Rubella" returned 1299 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rubella and congenital rubella syndrome control and elimination - global progress, 2000-2014.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2015 Sep;90(39):510-6.

 

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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Global Progress Toward Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination - 2000-2014.
 

Author(s): Gavin B Grant, Susan E Reef, Alya Dabbagh, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Peter M Strebel

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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, fetal death, stillbirth, or a constellation of congenital malformations known as congenital rubella syndrome ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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Addressing issues of vaccination literacy and psychological empowerment in the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination decision-making: a qualitative study.
 

Author(s): Marta Fadda, Miriam K Depping, Peter J Schulz

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Whether or not to vaccinate one's child is one of the first health-related decisions parents have to make after their child's birth. For the past 20 years, the share of parents choosing not to immunize their children has increased in many countries, for various reasons. Among these, ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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

Combination Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella Vaccine in Healthy Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Immunogenicity and Safety.
 

Author(s): Shu-Juan Ma, Xing Li, Yi-Quan Xiong, A-Ling Yao, Qing Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(44):e1721.

 

A combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine is expected to facilitate universal immunization against these 4 diseases. This study was undertaken to synthesize current research findings of the immunogenicity and safety of MMRV in healthy children.We searched PubMed, Embase, ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2015

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The state of measles and rubella in the WHO European Region, 2013.
 

Author(s): M Muscat, A Shefer, M Ben Mamou, R Spataru, D Jankovic, S Deshevoy, R Butler, D Pfeifer

Journal: Clin. Microbiol. Infect.. 2014 May;20 Suppl 5():12-8.

 

Measles and rubella persist in the World Health Organization European Region despite long-standing and widespread use of vaccines against them. Our aim was to review the epidemiology of measles and rubella in relation to the goal of eliminating these diseases from the Region by 2015. ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2014

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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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Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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