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World Health News Americas region is declared the world’s first to eliminate rubella

Americas region is declared the world’s first to eliminate rubella

mericas region has become the first in the world to be declared free of endemic transmission of rubella, a contagious viral disease that can cause multiple birth defects as well as fetal death when contracted by women during pregnancy. This achievement culminates a 15-year effort that involved widespread administration of the vaccine against measles, […]

5/13/15 at 10:12 am     1249      ,     Pan American Health Organization
World Health News Rubella Has Been Eliminated From the Americas, Health Officials Say

Rubella Has Been Eliminated From the Americas, Health Officials Say

la, a disease with terrible consequences for unborn children, has finally been eliminated from the Americas, a scientific panel set up by global health authorities announced Wednesday. The disease, also known as German measles, once infected millions of people in the Western Hemisphere. In a 1964-65 outbreak in the United States, 11,000 fetuses were miscarried, […]

5/4/15 at 10:24 am     1229      , ,     NY Times