Rubella outbreak in a Rural Kenyan District, 2014: documenting the need for routine rubella immunization in Kenya

@inproceedings{Njeru2015RubellaOI,
  title={Rubella outbreak in a Rural Kenyan District, 2014: documenting the need for routine rubella immunization in Kenya},
  author={Ian J. Njeru and Dickens O Onyango and Yusuf Ajack and Elizabeth Kiptoo},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Rubella infection has been identified as a leading cause of birth defects commonly known as Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS). Kenya does not currently have a rubella immunization program nor a CRS surveillance system. In 2014, a rubella outbreak was reported in a rural district in Kenya. We investigated the outbreak to determine its magnitude and describe the outbreak in time, place and person. We also analyzed the laboratory-confirmed rubella cases from 2010 to 2014 to understand… CONTINUE READING

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