Rubella vaccine introduction Laos 10

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Rubella 10

A young woman receives immunisation against measles and rubella during an immunisation campaign in Laos, November 2011. The rubella virus can lead to miscarriage, still births, or birth defects when passed from mother to child during pregnancy. An estimated 90,000 birth defects, known collectively as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), happen every year in the world’s poorest countries.

CREDIT: The Measles Initiative/C. McNab/2011

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19 million

Nearly 19 million infants remain unimmunised in the world each year.

WHO/UNICEF 2015

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