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End to rubella in US thwarted by unvaccinated, foreign born population

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 02 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:258
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. Nebraska

    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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