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How common is rubella?

Rubella used to be common and widespread throughout the world. Since the introduction of the rubella vaccine in the 1960s, the rates of rubella infection have dropped dramatically. However, it is still found in countries where the rubella vaccination rate is low, causing over 100,000 serious birth defects each year.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Measles


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