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Rubella - liars tell us it is harmless

Rubella - liars tell us it is harmless

This infant has the rash of congenital rubella (German measles). These infants are at great risk for severe mental retardation, deafness, blindness (atrophic eyes, cataracts and chorioretinitis) as well as congenital heart disease and other abnormalities. This disease has been nearly eradicated in the United States as the result of routine rubella vaccine use, whereas in earlier years as many as 20,000 infants were severely affected in a given year.

Image from: Visual Red Book on CD-ROM
(2000 Red Book: 25th Edition, Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases)
Thank you to the American Academy of Pediatrics

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