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 1223 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Serological survey of measles, rubella and mumps immunity among pediatric and resident physicians, Valencia, Spain].
 

Author(s): Joaquín Andani Cervera, Patricia Castañeda Gordillo, M Teresa Fuente Goig, M José Giménez Martí, M Jesús Alcaraz Soriano, Fernando Gómez Pajares, Javier Diez Domingo, Cristina Boitos

Journal: Rev. Esp. Salud Publica. 2014 Oct;88(5):653-9.

 

Health workers are exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases. Therefore, vaccination programs are essential for preventing sanitary environment-acquired infections and avoiding additional damage to patients. The objectives were to estimate the prevalence of antibodies against measles, ...

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2014

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IAP perspectives on measles and rubella elimination strategies.
 

Author(s): Vipin M Vashishtha, Vijay N Yewale, C P Bansal, Pravin J Mehta,

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2014 Sep;51(9):719-22.

 

The Academy's Expert group on Immunization has discussed various issues pertaining to rubella vaccine introduction in to the Universal Immunization Program. Though the move to introduce rubella vaccine in to the UIP is laudable, the decision to overlook mumps seems inexplicable and ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2014

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Prevaccination antibody screening and immunization program for healthcare personnel against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella in a Japanese tertiary care hospital.
 

Author(s): Hajime Kanamori, Koichi Tokuda, Shinobu Ikeda, Shiro Endo, Chiyuki Ishizawa, Yukari Hirai, Masami Takahashi, Tetsuji Aoyagi, Masumitsu Hatta, Yoshiaki Gu, Hisakazu Yano, David J Weber, Mitsuo Kaku

Journal: Tohoku J. Exp. Med.. 2014 ;234(2):111-6.

 

Susceptible healthcare personnel (HCP) are at high risk for acquiring and transmitting measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRV). Presumptive evidence of immunity to MMRV is recommended for HCP. The aim of this investigation was to examine the seroprevalence of MMRV in Japanese ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 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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