lunedì 28 aprile 2014

Rubella outbreak in Japan

About 15 000 cases of rubella and 43 cases of congenital rubella syndrome were reported to the National Epidemiological Surveillance of Infectious Diseases between Oct 15, 2012, and March 2, 2014, as a result of the 2012—13 rubella outbreak in Japan.1 This resurgence of rubella has mainly affected adult men aged 35—51 years—who had not received routine rubella vaccine during their childhood when only school girls were vaccinated, and men and women aged 24—34 years—whose vaccine coverage rates were relatively low (read more)

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