Parents urged to get children vaccinated following outbreak of rubella | Virology and Bioinformatics from |

"HAMPSHIRE parents are being warned of the dangers of not getting their children vaccinated following an outbreak of rubella across the county.

Latest figures have revealed that there have been 14 confirmed cases of the potentially dangerous infection in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight between January and July this year – compared to none during the same period in 2011.

Although the infection can easily be prevented by youngsters receiving their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jabs, if caught it can be dangerous, particularly to pregnant women, causing rubella-associated miscarriages and birth defects.

Rubella is a viral infection that is spread in a similar way as a cold and will normally pass within seven to 10 days. But it becomes serious if a pregnant woman catches the infection during the first 16 weeks of pregnancy as it can disrupt the development of the baby, causing congenital rubella syndrome which could include cataracts, deafness, heart abnormalities and brain damage.


It is believed the outbreak has been caused by a dip in the number of children getting vaccinated, forcing health bosses to urge parents into action."


What IS it with these people??  They'd rather cause someone to have an abortion because of catching rubella from their child, than vaccinate the child??

Via Ed Rybicki