Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 5th, 2004
According to a study from Poland, "Congenital rubella is a clinically serious problem, which is due to maternal infection with rubella virus during the first trimester of pregnancy. It may result in spontaneous abortion or in fetal infection leading to fetal birth defect. Maternal anti-rubella antibodies have a protective effect and they may prevent congenital rubella. Vaccination of 13-year-old girls in Poland was introduced in 1989. Vaccination coverage is above 95%."
"The presence of anti-rubella antibodies in maternal blood >15 IU/mL is indicative...
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