Unseen blindness, unheard deafness, and unrecorded death and disability: congenital rubella in Kumasi, Ghana.

@article{Lawn2000UnseenBU,
  title={Unseen blindness, unheard deafness, and unrecorded death and disability: congenital rubella in Kumasi, Ghana.},
  author={Joy E. Lawn and Susan E. Reef and Benjamin Baffoe-Bonnie and Sydney Adadevoh and E. Owen Caul and George E. Griffin},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2000},
  volume={90 10},
  pages={1555-61}
}
OBJECTIVES Although rubella serosusceptibility among women of reproductive age in West Africa ranges from 10% to 30%, congenital rubella syndrome has not been reported. In Ghana, rubella immunization and serologic testing are unavailable. Our objectives were to identify congenital rubella syndrome cases, ascertain rubella antibody seroprevalence during pregnancy, and recommend strategies for congenital rubella syndrome surveillance. METHODS Congenital rubella syndrome cases were identified… CONTINUE READING
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