10.8.2What is the incidence of congenital rubella syndrome in babies in the UK?

StudyRef.PopulationInterventionOutcomesResultsCommentsStudy typeEL
Tookey, 2002422Annual average of 3 congenital rubella births and 4 rubella associated terminations for 1996 to 2000
Just over 60 terminations for rubella disease or contact in pregnancy for England and Wales for 1991 to 2000 (ONS 2001)
Data contained in a report provided by the UK National Screening Committee working group4
Miller et al., 1997423Registered congenital rubella births with NCRSP or terminations registered with ONSTo monitor impact of rubella immunisation on congenital rubella since 1971Numbers of congenital rubella infection births, number of congenital rubella syndrome births and number of terminations for rubella disease or contactFrom 1996 to 2000: congenital rubella infection: 1 case; congenital rubella syndrome: 16 cases; 17 terminationsSV3

From: Evidence tables

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