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Category: rubella

Working Towards an Achievable Goal: A World without CRS


When I started focusing on rubella in 1994, it was mainly recognized as a significant public health problem in high-income countries. When the public health community realized that rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) were actually significant public health issues in the entire region of the Americas, things took a turn and an elimination goal Read More >

Posted on by Susan Reef, MD, Rubella Team Lead, Global Immunization DivisionLeave a comment

Stopping rubella in its tracks: CDC works with countries to introduce rubella vaccine

    Pop quiz: What vaccine-preventable disease, whose name means “little red”, can cause severe birth defects if pregnant women become infected? If you answered rubella, also known as German measles, you are right. It’s okay if you didn’t know, since rubella is mostly a distant memory in the United States thanks to a comprehensive Read More >

Posted on by Susan Reef, MD and Gavin Grant, MD, CDC Global Immunization DivisionLeave a comment