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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The terms "Rubella" returned 1347 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Congenital Rubella.
 

Author(s): Jyoti Matalia, Sheetal Shirke

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Oct;375(15):1468.

 

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2016

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Mumps Outbreak at a University and Recommendation for a Third Dose of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine - Illinois, 2015-2016.
 

Author(s): Justin P Albertson, Whitney J Clegg, Heather D Reid, Benjamin S Arbise, Julie Pryde, Awais Vaid, Rachella Thompson-Brown, Fredrick Echols

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Mumps is an acute viral disease characterized by fever and swelling of the parotid or other salivary glands. On May 1, 2015, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed a mumps outbreak at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. IDPH and the Champaign-Urbana ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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Global measles and rubella laboratory network support for elimination goals, 2010–2015.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2016 May;91(18):240-6.

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2016

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The terms "Rubella" returned 53 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 Groß, 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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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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Safety and Efficacy of ProQuad® in Children 6-24 Month Being Evaluated for Solid Organ Transplant
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: RENAL INSUFFICIENCY, CHRONIC; LIVER FAILURE, ACUTE; HEART DISEASE

 

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2016

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