Navigation Links
Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby
Date:3/28/2013

THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Although rare in the United States, three babies with birth defects caused by rubella (or "German measles") were reported in 2012 and doctors need to be on the lookout for such cases, a new government report indicates.

Birth defects caused by what doctors call "congenital rubella syndrome" can include cataracts, hearing problems and heart abnormalities. The syndrome occurs when a pregnant woman is infected with rubella and passes it to her fetus.

More than 90 percent of people in the United States have been vaccinated against rubella or have natural immunity, which means that congenital rubella syndrome is extremely rare in the nation.

But last year, three cases of the syndrome were reported in Alabama, Illinois and Maryland. In all three cases, the mothers did not have documentation of rubella vaccination, were born in another country, became pregnant and were likely infected in Africa, the report said.

The infants were born with brain malformations, heart defects, cataracts, hearing problems, blood disorders and inflammation of lung tissue (pneumonitis). One of the babies died due to the syndrome.

Even though congenital rubella syndrome is rare in the United States, health care providers and public health officials "should maintain a high level of suspicion" if they encounter children who have birth defects compatible with the syndrome who were born to mothers who spent time during their pregnancy in countries where rubella is endemic, the researchers said in a news release from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One expert noted that infection is most dangerous early in the pregnancy.

"The most severe manifestations occur when the maternal infection is in the first trimester," said Dr. Martin Chavez, director of maternal fetal medicine in the department of obstetrics & gynecology at Winthrop University Hospital, in Mineola, N.Y. "Th
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Tanzania’s Healthy Pregnancy Text Message Service Reaches 100,000 Subscribers in 15 Weeks
2. Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy, Study Suggests
3. Stress During Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby
4. Study: Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Not Affect Babys Growth
5. Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Childs Reaction to Stress: Study
6. Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy May Not Affect Kids Future Bone Health
7. Ectopic Pregnancy Treatments Have Similar Effects on Fertility
8. Coffee and tea during pregnancy affect fetal growth
9. Novel marker helps identify preeclampsia risk in pregnancy
10. New Comprehensive Chromosome Screening Program at Pacific Fertility Center Refines Embryo Selection, Improves Pregnancy Rates
11. Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby
(Date:9/18/2014)... 19, 2014 In 2003, ... Mission (Misión Barrio Adentro), which it hoped ... system (see Section 6.1.3.). In 2009, it ... Autonomous Service of Pharmaceutical Elaborations (Servicio Autónomo ... provides medicines at a cheaper rate than ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Stealth Health Revolution co-founders, Montel ... Frank Davis, founder of Food for Health International ... to announce the new recipe book, "The Simple ... meals using Activz whole-food powders." The Simple ... the Stealth Health Revolution mission to ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded the ... grant to the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA ... a vaccine to protect patients from the healthcare-related infections, ... (MRSA). , The National Institute of Allergy and ... to LA BioMed infectious disease specialists John E. Edwards, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 With the ... availability of products such as smart phones, tablets and ... in the way mobile devices are viewed these days. ... personal data to becoming a mode for creating and ... come a long way. , The complete ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Once again, ... favorite breakfast restaurants around the Valley to celebrate PJs ... on “World Egg Day”: Friday, October 10, 2014. The ... participating locations to benefit Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) foster ... for dinner at each participating restaurant on October 10 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Venezuela Pharmaceutical Market worth $22.2 billion with 12% CAGR by 2020 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:Venezuela Pharmaceutical Market worth $22.2 billion with 12% CAGR by 2020 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:Venezuela Pharmaceutical Market worth $22.2 billion with 12% CAGR by 2020 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:Montel Williams and Frank Davis Announce New Whole-Food Nutrition Recipe Book, The Simple Scoop, at Natural Products Expo East In Baltimore 2Health News:Montel Williams and Frank Davis Announce New Whole-Food Nutrition Recipe Book, The Simple Scoop, at Natural Products Expo East In Baltimore 3Health News:LA BioMed receives NIH grant to study vaccine for hospital-acquired infections 2Health News:Transparency Market Research: M-health Market Study 2018 2Health News:Transparency Market Research: M-health Market Study 2018 3Health News:Transparency Market Research: M-health Market Study 2018 4Health News:October 10th Is 6th Annual PJs & Eggs: Hickman’s Family Farms and Breakfast Restaurants Partner to Benefit Arizona Foster Children 2
... fat in hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers and other foods with ... mystery of why hot dogs develop an unpleasant tough texture ... on their study appears in ACS, Journal of Agricultural ... explain that some brands of sausage (frankfurters) have been reformulated ...
... -- In a novel therapeutic approach to treating breast cancer, ... a clinical trial of a drug that targets tumor stem ... cells. But a handful of cancer stem cells are resistant ... into new tumor cells., A pilot study at Loyola found ...
... Serious traumatic injuries, including major burns, set off a ... percent of the cells, normal gene expression patterns. ... Journal of Experimental Medicine , members of a nationwide ... into the immune system response to serious injury, findings ...
... University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce the acquisition of two ... Journal of Chromatographic Science ( JCS ), from Preston ... these two titles sees the continued strengthening of the STM journal ... be able to take on the publishing for these two titles. ...
... 7 (HealthDay News) -- Some endurance athletes may suffer damage ... do not suggest that this type of exercise is unhealthy, ... four chambers in the heart involved in pumping blood. ... in one of four types of endurance events: marathons, endurance ...
... (irregular) schedule that includes three or more night shifts per ... that month, may have an increased risk of developing type ... or evenings, according to a new study led by researchers ... researchers found that extended years of rotating night shift work ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Novel approach to treating breast cancer shows great promise 2Health News:Traumatic injury sets off a 'genomic storm' in immune system pathways 2Health News:Traumatic injury sets off a 'genomic storm' in immune system pathways 3Health News:Oxford University Press acquires 2 journals from Preston Publications 2Health News:Marathons May Damage Part of Heart: Study 2Health News:Rotating night shift work linked to increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in women 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014  Casen Buswell has a rare vascular condition ... His case is one of only 14 known cases of ... hospital in the United States , and ... with the dual wave-length laser, is Methodist Children,s Hospital, a ... . Using a laser available in South Texas ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Sept. 18, 2014   Fruit Street Health ... initial seed round of funding. The ... by a series of individual investors, the majority of ... in the initial round are; Houston Cardiology Consultants ... Urologist Stacy Childs, Rapha Family Medicine Practice Owner ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... -- Pharma IQ, after huge ... Serialisation Countdown calendar to cover the years 2014 - ... shows the serialisation requirements around the globe and ... force. For companies dealing with international markets, ... "when" they will have to comply with new regulations ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Methodist Children's Hospital In San Antonio, TX Only Hospital In The U.S. Treating Rare Vascular Condition With Dual Wave-Length Laser 2Fruit Street Health Secures First Round Of Seed Funding Led By Group Of Medical Industry And Technology Leaders 2Fruit Street Health Secures First Round Of Seed Funding Led By Group Of Medical Industry And Technology Leaders 3Pharma IQ Displays Worldwide Serialisation Deadlines in their 2014 - 2018 Countdown Calendar 2
... Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced ... to discuss first quarter 2011 financial results, as well as ... at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (5:00 a.m. Pacific Time; 2:00 ... ended March 31, 2011 will be released earlier that day. ...
... 2011 / PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Pharmaceuticals, ... iodide product indicated for thyroid protection in radiation emergencies ... necessary to ramp up production to meet increased domestic ... an over-the-counter iodide solution which, when taken orally, saturates ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Onyx Pharmaceuticals Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results Teleconference and Webcast 2Fleming Pharmaceuticals Now Ready to Step Up Production of Nuclear Radiation Safeguard, ThyroShield® 2
... 1575 immunowash microplate washer ... needle position to perform ... maximize wash efficiency. This ... choice of wash that ...
... a solid made, manual plate washer ... for dispense and aspirate function ensure ... with a stand and all necessary ... used, as well as any bottles ...
MW 96-W1 microplate washer with one wash line....
Full automatic, ready-to-use strip washer....
Medicine Products: