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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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Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2011 12:44

NIM Rubella Publications

  • Rubella Timeline Cron
  • adhoc meeting

    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: Rubella

    Adapted 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 Surveillance

    Introduction:

    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.

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