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 1190 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rubella encephalitis and status epilepticus in a young adult male.
 

Author(s): Emira Zangar, Malek Mansour, Jamel Zaouelli, Ridha Mrissa

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Dec;92(12):762.

 

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and respiratory syncytial virus-associated hospital contact.
 

Author(s): Signe Sørup, Christine Stabell Benn, Lone Graff Stensballe, Peter Aaby, Henrik Ravn

Journal: Vaccine. 2015 Jan;33(1):237-45.

 

The live measles vaccine has been associated with lower non-measles mortality and admissions in low-income countries. The live measles-mumps-rubella vaccine has also been associated with lower rate of admissions with any type of infection in Danish children; the association was strongest ...

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2014

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Epidemiology and laboratory diagnoses of rubella in Hokkaido district during the Nationwide Outbreak in Japan, 2011-2013.
 

Author(s): Masahiro Miyoshi, Rika Komagome, Setsuko Ishida, Hideki Nagano, Motohiko Okano

Journal: Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.. 2014 ;67(6):479-84.

 

We report the epidemiology and laboratory diagnostic results of rubella cases from 2011 to 2013 in Hokkaido district, Japan. A total of 150 cases were officially reported as rubella; 102 (68%) involved males and 48 (32%) involved females. The highest proportion of cases were notified ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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The terms "Rubella" returned 45 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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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: 22 Apr 2015

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Last Updated: 24 Jan 2013

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