Re-emergence of another vaccine-preventable disease?-Two cases of rubella in older adults.

@article{Louie2009ReemergenceOA,
  title={Re-emergence of another vaccine-preventable disease?-Two cases of rubella in older adults.},
  author={Janice K. Louie and Rina Shaikh-Laskos and Christopher P. Preas and Vi Thuy Nguyen and Anne L Peters and Sharon M Messenger},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={
          98-100
        }
}
Unlike its devastating teratogenic effects, post-natal infection with rubella typically causes subclinical or inapparent illness. While rubella has been largely eliminated from the United States following the introduction of an efficacious live-attenuated vaccine in 1969, a small proportion of the population remains susceptible. Recent declining vaccination rates have resulted in a rising incidence of sporadic and outbreak-associated measles, reminding us that an increasing proportion of the… CONTINUE READING
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