Rubella is a disease caused by a virus, Rubella. Rubella means “little red”. Red spots appear on the body like a rash during the illness. This disease is also called German measles. It can affect any one, young or old, male or female. Most often young children transmit the disease to adults.
All those who have had MMR as a child should be given a booster dose after puberty ie, NOW.!"
The following tables give some idea of these defects.
Abnormalities due to Rubella in first trimester.
60 – 75 % Hearing loss.
50 – 90 % Eye defects
40 –50 % Heart defects
25 –40% Psychomotor retardation
For adults a single vaccine of Rubella in a single dose is effective for a minimum period of 20years.
Let's Act Now and Let's make India Rubella Free
Inner Wheel joining hands with Rotary International aims at eradicating diseases and bring in a healthy and happy society and hence the urge to get our girls vaccinated for a healthier families.
Pictures Courtesy: Inner Wheel District 323- Rubella Awareness and Vaccination Camp- MGR Janaki College- 5 Oct 2013.
|Over 8,000 persons gathered at YMCA, Nandanam, on Saturday to try their hand at a Guinness record at an event organised by Rotary District 3230 — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam- The Hindu dated 7 Oct 2013|