Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 1020-4989
CASTILLO-SOLORZANO, Carlos and QUADROS, Ciro A. de. Accelerated rubella control and the prevention of congenital rubella syndrome. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 2002, vol.11, n.4, pp. 273-276. ISSN 1020-4989. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1020-49892002000400017.
Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality and with high costs. Today, as a result of improved vaccination and epidemiological surveillance efforts directed at eradicating measles from the Western Hemisphere, there has been a notable increase in the ability to detect, prevent, and control rubella and CRS. The importance of these measures is undeniable, and this piece examines the components that are essential in moving ahead to reduce these major public health problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. One step in that direction would be to integrate the surveillance of measles with that of rubella and CRS.
Keywords : rubéola; síndrome de rubéola congénita; Américas.