Seroprevalence of Natural Rubella Antibodies among Antenatal Attendees at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya

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Rubella commonly known as german measles or three day measles is a very common disease caused by rubella virus. It occurs in most of the humans characterised by light red or pink rash.It is a contagious disease mostly air borne spread by cough.It can be prevented by MMR vaccine which is administered along with measles and mumps vaccine.Swollen lymph nodes are common and may last for few weeks. Infection during early pregnancy may result in a child born with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) or miscarriage. Symptoms of CRS include problems with the eyes such as cataracts, ears such as deafness, heart, and brain. Problems are rare after the 20th week of pregnancy.

Study the article @ Rubella is of public health importance because infection acquired during early pregnancy, often results in foetal abnormalities that are classified as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Congenital rubella syndrome occurs in up to 90% of infants born to women who are infected with rubella, during their first trimester of pregnancy.

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