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. 2018 Apr;24(4):800-801.
doi: 10.3201/eid2404.171540.

Imported Congenital Rubella Syndrome, United States, 2017

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Imported Congenital Rubella Syndrome, United States, 2017

Roukaya Al Hammoud et al. Emerg Infect Dis. .
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Although transmission of rubella virus within the United States is rare, the risk for imported cases persists. We describe a rubella case in a newborn, conceived in Saudi Arabia, in Texas during 2017, highlighting the importance of active surveillance and early diagnosis of this disease.

Keywords: Congenital; Saudi Arabia; United States; arthralgia; cardiac deceleration; cataract; diffuse coarse trabecular pattern; fever; leucocoria; lucent linear areas; neonatal reflexes; newborn; pregnant; pulmonary stenosis; rash; rubella; striated appearance of the metaphysis; systolic heart murmur; viruses.


Left eye cataract (arrow) in case-patient with congenital rubella syndrome, Texas, USA, 2017. Patient was 4 weeks of age.

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