Thursday, March 31, 2016

Before there was Zika there was Rubella

The second "R" in the "MMR" vaccine is Rubella.

Just a reminder:

Key facts

  • Rubella is a contagious, generally mild viral infection that occurs most often in children and young adults.
  • Rubella infection in pregnant women may cause fetal death or congenital defects known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS).
  • Worldwide, over 100 000 babies are born with CRS every year.
  • There is no specific treatment for rubella but the disease is preventable by vaccination.

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