Eliminating congenital rubella syndrome in Spain: Does massive immigration have any influence?

D. Carnicer-Pont, I. Peña-Rey, V. Martinez De Aragón, F. De Ory, A. Dominguez, N. Torner, J. A. Caylà

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Abstract

In this short report we highlight the importance of implementing good immunization programs adapted to the epidemiological situation of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), discuss the influence of massive immigration and stress the need to improve surveillance and control by implementing comprehensive national surveillance and promoting awareness among primary healthcare workers and midwives to find out any signs and symptoms compatible with rubella in pregnant women who have recently arrived from countries with high susceptibility to rubella infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)688-690
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Congenital rubella syndrome
  • Elimination
  • Immigration
  • Immunization
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Carnicer-Pont, D., Peña-Rey, I., De Aragón, V. M., De Ory, F., Dominguez, A., Torner, N., & Caylà, J. A. (2008). Eliminating congenital rubella syndrome in Spain: Does massive immigration have any influence? European Journal of Public Health, 18(6), 688-690. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckn098