Epidemiological and molecular investigation of a rubella outbreak, Romania, 2011 to 2012

M. Lazar, E. Abernathy, M. Chen, J. Icenogle, D. Janta, A. Stanescu, A. Pistol, Sabine Santibanez, Annette Mankertz, Judith M. Hübschen, G. Mihaescu, Gheorghe Necula & E. Lupulescu
We describe a rubella outbreak that occurred in Romania between September 2011 and December 2012. During this period 24,627 rubella cases, 41.1% (n=10,134) of which female, were notified based on clinical criteria, and a total of 6,182 individuals were found serologically positive for IgM-specific rubella antibody. The median age of notified cases was 18 years (range:
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