Rubella outbreak on Tokunoshima Island in 2004: serological and epidemiological analysis of pregnant women with rubella.


AIM This paper presents the serological and epidemiological background of the rubella-infected pregnant women following the rubella outbreak throughout Tokunoshima Island that occurred after the revision of the immunization law in Japan. METHODS Twelve of 149 pregnant women managed in Miyagami Hospital were enrolled as having a high risk for congenital… (More)