Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS)
Congenital rubella is the infection of a foetus with rubella virus following the infection of the mother during pregnancy.Read the factsheet
Retrospective surveillance and enhanced case-finding of CRS
The protocol in this report report aims to provide EU/EEA Member States with an adaptable tool to estimate the incidence of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) cases in their countries.Read the report
EU/EEA Member States prepare for next round in annual reporting for verification of measles and rubella elimination
Retrospective surveillance and enhanced case-finding of congenital rubella syndrome cases
16 Nov 2018 - The generic protocol presented in this document was developed for ECDC by fellows of the EPIET programme to provide EU/EEA Member States with an adaptable tool to estimate the incidence of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) cases in their countries.
Prevention and control
Congenital rubella syndrome is prevented by ensuring that everyone in the EU is vaccinated against rubella. In particular, women who are planning to get pregnant should be vaccinated as this protects the mother as well as the foetus.