Problem

Rubella

Other Names:
German measles
Nature:

The rubella virus usually infects children and is of limited danger to them. However, when it infects a pregnant woman, there is a very high probability that the development of the foetus will be retarded or defective, or that the mother will abort.

Incidence:

In 1993, it was reported that the incidence of rubella was increasing in the UK -- with 153 cases, almost the total of cases in 1992, in January and February alone.

Reduced By:
Risks of immunization
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Specific diseases
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 14:34 CEST