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rubella

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  • n  a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester

  • Though doctors were delighted when rubella (German measles) vaccines were licensed 15 months ago, many asked a troubling question: Could a recently vaccinated child spread the .
  • Although rubella, or German measles, often passes unnoticed in both children and adults, it is deadly to the unborn.
  • They have heard of too many cases of babies who were perfectly normal until they got their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot and then .
Quotes

  • Elizabeth Howlett in Richmond and Twickenham Times
    Assembly member Elizabeth Howlett, who conducted the investigation on behalf of the London Assembly's health and public services committee, said: "Last year there were 640 cases of mumps, 271 cases of measles, and 16 cases of rubella in the capital....
  • Tony Ryall in National Business Review
    So far this year New Zealand has had 149 cases of measles, which is more than 10 times the number for all of last year,Mr Ryall said. "As well as the 30,000-plus extra doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine the ministry has already...
  • Mary Creagh in Sunday Mirror
    Writing in Fabian Review, Mrs Creagh warned: "Childhood vaccination rates are as low as 11 per cent in inner London, and cases of measles, mumps and rubella are rising sharply. Figures released in March show that cases of whooping cough have nearly...

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