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 1308 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Intracranial epidural hematoma in a newborn with DIC secondary to congenital rubella.
 

Author(s): Imene Dahmane Ayadi, Emira Ben Hamida

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Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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Rubella outbreak investigation, Gokwe North District, Midlands province, Zimbabwe, 2014 - a case control study.
 

Author(s): Annamercy Chenaimoyo Makoni, Milton Chemhuru, Donewell Bangure, Notion Tafara Gombe, Mufuta Tshimanga

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Rubella is a contagious disease, caused by rubella virus and transmitted via the respiratory route. Rubella in pregnancy may cause Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS), characterized by multiple defects to the brain, heart, eyes and ears. Gokwe North experienced an increase in rubella ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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The terms "Rubella" returned 50 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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Rubella.
 

Author(s): Nathaniel Lambert, Peter Strebel, Walter Orenstein, Joseph Icenogle, Gregory A Poland

Journal: Lancet. 2015 Jun;385(9984):2297-307.

 

Rubella remains an important pathogen worldwide, with roughly 100,000 cases of congenital rubella syndrome estimated to occur every year. Rubella-containing vaccine is highly effective and safe and, as a result, endemic rubella transmission has been interrupted in the Americas since ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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