Rubella seroprevalence in pregnant women living with and without HIV in Soweto, South Africa.
Background: Rubella infection during pregnancy may cause foetal death or congenital rubella syndrome. In South Africa, the national public immunization programme does not include rubella vaccination. The aim of this study was to evaluate rubella sero-epidemiology in pregnant South African women living with and without HIV.
Author List: Gieles NC, Mutsaerts EAML, Kwatra G, Bont L, Cutland CL, Jones S, Moultrie A, Madhi SA, Nunes MC.
Journal Name: Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;91:255-260. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.12.018. Epub 2019 Dec 19. PMID: 31863878.