Rubella Watch is an electronic publication disseminated bimonthly by the Immunization Project of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Rubella Watch is a supplement to the Immunization Newsletter published by PAHO. The purpose is to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) elimination initiative currently underway in the Americas.
The goal: maintain measles, rubella and CRS elimination in the Americas!
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- Rubella Watch, Special Edition 2008
- Rubella Watch, November-December 2008
- Rubella Watch, October 2008
- Rubella Watch, September 2008
- Rubella Watch, Second Issue 2008
- Rubella Watch, January-March 2008
Rubella Watch Publications
NIM Rubella Publications
- Rubella Timeline Cron
Ad-hoc Meeting of Experts to Establish Best Practices in CRS Surveillance.
Vaccination Campaing 2007-2008
Vaccination Campaigns Programmed for Rubella and Measles Elimination in the Americas 2007-2008.
Progress Report Rubella
Adult Vaccination Campaigns for Rubella Elimination, The Americas, 1998–2007.
Rubella Case Definition
Case definition: RubellaAdapted from Epidemiological Bulletin, Vol. 20 No. 3, September 1999
- Rationale for Surveillance
- Recommended Case Definitions
- Recommended Surveillance Measures
- Recommended Minimum Data Elements
- Principal Use of Data for Decision-Making
- Main Surveillance Indicators
Rationale for SurveillanceIntroduction:
Rubella virus continues to circulate freely in most countries of the region. After a complete investigation, many suspected measles cases are ultimately found to be rubella. Moreover, cases of the Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) have been found in all countries of the Region that have established CRS surveillance systems. This suggests that CRS is a major public health problem in all countries of the Americas.