Rubella in pregnancy

Lorraine Dontigny, Marc-Yvon Arsenault, Marie-Jocelyne Martel
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC 2008, 30 (2): 152-158

OBJECTIVE: To provide an update on rubella and pregnancy so that health professionals remain aware of the potentially devastating effects on the developing fetus.

OUTCOMES: Rubella vaccination has been effective in virtually eliminating congenital rubella syndrome in Canada.

EVIDENCE: Medline, PubMed, and Cochrane Database were searched for articles published between 1985 and 2007.

VALUES: The quality of evidence was rated using the criteria described in the report of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care.

SPONSOR: The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

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