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Hanoi sees first rubella case
  • |, Danviet | April 03, 2024 09:36 PM
Hanoi have diagnosed a seven-year-old girl as their first rubella patient.

The patient from Dan Phuong District had previously received two doses of the Rubella vaccine.

The Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology said northern localities have detected 78 cases of measles and rubella so far this year.

Health experts are concerned that rubella is a highly contagious disease, posing a high risk of developing into an epidemic.

Around 20-50 percent of rubella-infected patients may not show symptoms. Adults, especially women, who contract the disease may commonly experience joint inflammation and prolonged joint pain lasting from 3 to 10 days. Other rare complications are pseudo-thrombocytopenia and encephalitis.

Rubella is extremely dangerous for pregnant women, particularly in the first three months of pregnancy, as it can bring about miscarriage, stillbirth, and congenital defects in the feotus.

Getting vaccinated against the disease is an effective measure to protect people. With two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, it is roughly 97 percent effective against measles, around 86 percent effective against mumps, and 89 percent effective against rubella.

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