The changing epidemiology of rubella in the 1990s: on the verge of elimination and new challenges for control and prevention.

@article{Reef2002TheCE,
  title={The changing epidemiology of rubella in the 1990s: on the verge of elimination and new challenges for control and prevention.},
  author={Susan E. Reef and Teryl K. Frey and Katherine P. Theall and Emily S. Abernathy and Cindy Burnett and Joseph P. Icenogle and Mary Mason McCauley and Melinda Wharton},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2002},
  volume={287 4},
  pages={464-72}
}
CONTEXT In 1989, the United States established a goal to eliminate indigenous rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2000. Reported rubella cases are at record low levels; however, cases and outbreaks have occurred, primarily among unvaccinated foreign-born adults. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the current epidemiology of rubella and CRS and assess progress toward elimination. DESIGN, SETTING, AND SUBJECTS Analysis of rubella cases reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance… CONTINUE READING

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