oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The prevalence of Rubella Haemagglutination inhibition antibodies in non-immunized individuals

Volume 30, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Zimbabwe like any other developing country is currently engaged in the expanded programme of immunization which focuses on six childhood preventable diseases of tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, measles, pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus. In the United States of America, children are immunized against rubella. Rubella is a mild and common illness. It can be notorious for its teratogenic effects. Infection of the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy, and to a much lesser degree the second or third trimesters, may result in congenital rubella. Congenital rubella is primarily characterized by heart anomalies, growth retardation, cataracts and encephalitic symptoms

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