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 1329 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Progress Toward Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control - South-East Asia Region, 2000-2016.
 

Author(s): Sudhir Khanal, Sunil Bahl, Mohammad Sharifuzzaman, Deepak Dhongde, Sirima Pattamadilok, Susan Reef, Michelle Morales, Alya Dabbagh, Katrina Kretsinger, Minal Patel

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In 2013, the 66th session of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region (SEAR)* adopted the goal of elimination of measles and control of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020 (1). Rubella is the leading vaccine-preventable ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Isolation of infectious Zika virus from a urine sample cultured in SIRC cells from a patient suspected of having rubella virus.
 

Author(s): Maria Isabel de Oliveira, Gislene Mitsue Namiyama, Gabriela Bastos Cabral, João Leandro Ferreira, Noemi Taniwaki, Ana Maria Sardinha Afonso, Isabella Rillo Lima, Luís Fernando Macedo de Brigido

Journal: Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo. 2018 ;60():e15.

 

A great variety of viruses which cause exanthema share other clinical manifestations, making the etiologic identification a very difficult task, relying exclusively on the clinical examination. Rubella virus (RV) infection during the early stages of pregnancy can lead to serious birth ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rubella seroprevalence among pregnant women in Beijing, China.
 

Author(s): Qinghong Meng, Jie Luo, Lijun Li, Wei Shi, Jinqian Yu, Yingjie Shen, Li Li, Yajuan Wang, Kaihu Yao

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Rubella infection in pregnant women can result in serious effects, such as miscarriages, stillbirths, and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). However, very little is known about the rubella seroprevalence among pregnant women in China.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Rubella" returned 52 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A New Combined Vaccine Against Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella in India.
 

Author(s): Nitin Shah, Raunak Parikh, Giacomo Casabona, Shafi Kolhapure

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2017 12;54(12):1041-1046.

 

A quadrivalent MMRV (measles-mumps-rubella-varicella) combination vaccine has recently been launched in India. This vaccine is highly immunogenic, with seroconversion rates against all antigens reaching 96.6-100% at 42 to 56 days after the second vaccine dose in unvaccinated children ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pain caused by measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines: A systematic literature review.
 

Author(s): Corinne Willame, Ouzama Henry, Lan Lin, Volker Vetter, Laurence Baril, Nicolas Praet

Journal: Vaccine. 2017 10;35(42):5551-5558.

 

The risk of post-vaccination adverse events (AEs) is a primary public health concern. Among the AEs, pain is a significant source of anxiety for both children and their parents. This review describes and assesses the intensity of pain experienced by children post-vaccination with ...

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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.

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

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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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