Congenital rubella syndrome


Congenital rubella syndrome occurs when the rubella virus in the mother affects the developing baby, usually in the first three months of pregnancy. Since the introduction of the rubella vaccine, cases have decreased dramatically.


Symptoms include a cloudy or white appearance to the eyes, deafness, heart defects, and developmental delay.


Treatment varies, depending on the baby's symptoms.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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