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Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences
BACKGROUND Rubella, also called German measles, is a disease of childhood. In the absence of pregnancy, it is usually clinically manifested as a mild self-limited infection. But a woman infected with the Rubella virus during the early stage of pregnancy has a 90% chance of transmitting it to the foetus. The virus can cause hearing impairments, eye and heart defects and brain damage in newborns, and even spontaneous abortion and foetal deaths. Of the 1,10,000 children born with CRS every yeardoi:10.14260/jemds/2017/958 fatcat:vf5og6rx7jggbnshkhezphf2h4