End to rubella in US thwarted by unvaccinated, foreign born populationBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7332.258a (Published 02 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:258
- Deborah Josefson
Rubella, or German measles, is nearing extinction in the United States, but sporadic outbreaks—mainly among unvaccinated, foreign born residents—still occur, posing new challenges for its eradication, says a report written by investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (JAMA 2002; 287:464-72).
Before mandatory childhood vaccination against rubella in 1969, congenital …
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