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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rubella" returned 1277 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Non-specific effects of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination in high income setting: population based cohort study in the Netherlands.
 

Author(s): Susanne M A J Tielemans, Hester E de Melker, Susan J M Hahné, Anna G C Boef, Fiona R M van der Klis, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Marianne A B van der Sande, Mirjam J Knol

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Objectives To investigate whether measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine has positive non-specific effects in a high income setting and to compare rates of hospital admissions for infections between children aged ≤2 years who received live MMR vaccine and those who received ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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Preliminary multiplex microarray IgG immunoassay for the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis and rubella.
 

Author(s): Priscila T Baschirotto, Marco A Krieger, Leonardo Foti

Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Jun;112(6):428-436.

 

During pregnancy, toxoplasmosis and rubella can cause serious damage to the mother and the foetus through vertical transmission. Early diagnosis enables implementation of health measures aimed at preventing vertical transmission and minimising damage caused by these diseases.

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2017

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Rubella Seroprevalence and real-time PCR detection of RUBV among Congolese pregnant women.
 

Author(s): Josue Zanga, Makola Kennedy Mbanzulu, Arnold-Freddy Kabasele, Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Dimosi Roger Wumba

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Rubella is an acute infectious disease caused by Rubella virus (RUBV). RUBV remains an important pathogen worldwide, causing approximately 100 000 cases of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) every year; and the most severe consequence of rubella is teratogenicity. The aim of this ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2017

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The terms "Rubella" returned 49 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The end of measles and congenital rubella: an achievable dream?
 

Author(s): G Adamo, G Sturabotti, E D'Andrea, V Baccolini, F Romano, S Iannazzo, C Marzuillo, P Villari

Journal: Ann Ig. ;29(1):1-26.

 

Despite substantial progress towards measles and rubella control, outbreaks continue to threaten elimination goals worldwide.

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2017

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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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Last Updated: 9 May 2017

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Measles-Rubella Vaccine Immunogenicity at 6 and 9 Months of Age
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles; Rubella; Rubella Syndrome, Congenital

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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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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