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 1273 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rubella and congenital rubella syndrome control and elimination - global progress, 2000-2014.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2015 Sep;90(39):510-6.

 

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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Global Progress Toward Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination - 2000-2014.
 

Author(s): Gavin B Grant, Susan E Reef, Alya Dabbagh, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Peter M Strebel

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Rubella virus usually causes a mild fever and rash in children and adults. However, infection during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, can result in miscarriage, fetal death, stillbirth, or a constellation of congenital malformations known as congenital rubella syndrome ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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Quantifying seasonal population fluxes driving rubella transmission dynamics using mobile phone data.
 

Author(s): Amy Wesolowski, C J E Metcalf, Nathan Eagle, Janeth Kombich, Bryan T Grenfell, Ottar N Bjørnstad, Justin Lessler, Andrew J Tatem, Caroline O Buckee

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2015 Sep;112(35):11114-9.

 

Changing patterns of human aggregation are thought to drive annual and multiannual outbreaks of infectious diseases, but the paucity of data about travel behavior and population flux over time has made this idea difficult to test quantitatively. Current measures of human mobility, ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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The terms "Rubella" returned 47 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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Last Updated: 24 Jan 2013

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Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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