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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rubella" returned 1293 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Characterization of rubella-specific humoral immunity following two doses of MMR vaccine using proteome microarray technology.
 

Author(s): Iana H Haralambieva, Michael J Gibson, Richard B Kennedy, Inna G Ovsyannikova, Nathaniel D Warner, Diane E Grill, Gregory A Poland

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The lack of standardization of the currently used commercial anti-rubella IgG antibody assays leads to frequent misinterpretation of results for samples with low/equivocal antibody concentration. The use of alternative approaches in rubella serology could add new information leading ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Progress in Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2016.
 

Author(s): Gavin B Grant, Susan E Reef, Minal Patel, Jennifer K Knapp, Alya Dabbagh

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Although rubella virus infection usually causes a mild fever and rash illness in children and adults, infection during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, can result in miscarriage, fetal death, stillbirth, or infants with a constellation of congenital malformations ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Rubella" returned 50 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: 31 Dec 1969

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Determinants of European parents' decision on the vaccination of their children against measles, mumps and rubella: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Garden Tabacchi, Claudio Costantino, Giuseppe Napoli, Valentina Marchese, Manuela Cracchiolo, Alessandra Casuccio, Francesco Vitale,

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 07;12(7):1909-23.

 

Low measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization levels in European children highlight the importance of identifying determinants of parental vaccine uptake to implement policies for increasing vaccine compliance. The aim of this paper is to identify the main factors associated with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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 of Co-administered Yellow Fever and Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccines
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vaccine Response Impaired

 

Last Updated: 7 Dec 2017

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