Rubella Infection Congenital
Rubella is easily transmitted from a pregnant mother to the developing fetus. About 1 in 4 women who are infected with rubella during pregnancy, will deliver a child with birth defects. This is called congenital rubella syndrome.
Congenital rubella syndrome may cause the following birth defects:
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