Immunization against Rubella

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Although rubella (German measles) causes comparatively few congenital malformations, these are often severe and frequently multiple. Techniques are now available for accurate diagnosis and the development of a vaccine; in the future it should be possible to prevent rubella during pregnancy. Although vaccines seem to be attenuated, their effect on the foetus is not known, and they should not be given during pregnancy. Immunization schedules must be devised with this in mind.

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DUDGEON, J. Immunization against Rubella. Nature 223, 674–676 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1038/223674a0

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