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Implications of spatially heterogeneous vaccination coverage for the risk of congenital rubella syndrome in South Africa.

Abstract:

Rubella is generally a mild childhood disease, but infection during early pregnancy may cause spontaneous abortion or congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), which may entail a variety of birth defects. Since vaccination at levels short of those necessary to achieve eradication may increase the average age of infection, and thus potentially the CRS burden, introduction of the vaccine has been limited to contexts where coverage is high. Recent work suggests that spatial heterogeneity in coverage sh...

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10.1098/rsif.2012.0756

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Journal:
Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society
Volume:
10
Issue:
78
Pages:
20120756
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1742-5662
ISSN:
1742-5689
Source identifiers:
371562
Language:
English
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uuid:befb64b9-f51e-4c8b-ab06-9669d768b341
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2013-11-16

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