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Congenital Rubella Syndrome

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by McCoy K

(CRS)

 

Definition

Rubella is an infection caused by a virus. If a pregnant woman becomes infected, she can pass the infection to the unborn baby. This infection can lead to severe birth defects, miscarriage, or stillbirth. The health problems due to the infection are called congenital rubella syndrome.
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Symptoms

Symptoms can vary depending on the timing of the infection. Some problems caused by congenital rubella include:
 

RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Paediatric Society
http://www.cps.ca

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

References


Congenital rubella syndrome. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 30, 2012. Accessed July 22, 2013.


McLean H, Redd S, et al. Chapter 15: congenital rubella syndrome. VPD Surveillance Manual. 5th ed. 2012. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt15-crs.pdf. Accessed July 22, 2013.

 

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