Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS)

Congenital rubella is the infection of a foetus with rubella virus following the infection of the mother during pregnancy. ‘Congenital’ indicates that the foetus also becomes infected during pregnancy. Rubella is a mild febrile rash illness caused by rubella virus and is transmitted from person to person via droplets (the virus is present in throat secretions). It can affect anyone who is not protected. Read the factsheet on congenital rubella syndrome 

Latest outputs

Publication

Retrospective surveillance and enhanced case-finding of congenital rubella syndrome cases

Technical report -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Surveillance of congenital rubella and rubella infections in pregnancy in EU/EEA countries, 2012: Current status and future perspective to monitor elimination

Jan 2015

Publication

Measles and rubella elimination: communicating the importance of vaccination

Technical report -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Ongoing outbreak of rubella among young male adults in Poland: increased risk of congenital rubella infections

May 2013

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Letter to the editor: Commitment needed for the prevention of congenital rubella syndrome in Europe

Mar 2012

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