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FGL.03. Rubella

Rubella is a contagious viral disease, which occurs most often in children. The virus is transmitted via the respiratory route, and symptoms usually appear 2–3 weeks after exposure. In children, the disease is usually mild, with low fever, nausea and a transient rash. Adults may develop arthritis and painful joints. Infection during early pregnancy may cause fetal death or congenital rubella syndrome, which is characterized by multiple defects, particularly to the brain, heart, eyes and ears. There is no specific treatment for rubella. The disease can be prevented by immunization.

Rubella Timeline

Cronological history of rubella elimination in the Region of the Americas. Rubella Timeline
Last Updated on Friday, 09 April 2010 09:47

Adhoc meeting

Ad-hoc Meeting of Experts to Establish Best Practices in CRS Surveillance.

During the XVI Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Vaccine-preventable Diseases in November 2004, recommendations were made to enhance the progress already achieved in the Region toward the goal of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) elimination. One principal recommendation was the proposal for PAHO to convene an ad-hoc meeting of experts to define good public health practices for establishing CRS surveillance.

Please, select next link to view document:  Best Practices.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:28

Vaccination Campaing 2007-2008

Vaccination Campaigns Programmed for Rubella and Measles Elimination in the Americas 2007-2008.

Please select next link to view document:  Vaccination Campaign 2007-2008.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2009 08:01

Progress Report Rubella

Adult Vaccination Campaigns for Rubella Elimination, The Americas, 1998–2007.

Please select next link to view document:  Progress Report.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2009 08:02

Rubella Watch

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!

The Rubella Watch is in PDF file format. To view this PDF file you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free at:

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2011 12:44
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