Journal of Immunological Techniques & Infectious Diseases ISSN: 2329-9541

Research Article, J Immunol Tech Infect Dis Vol: 1 Issue: 1

Seroprevalence of Natural Rubella Antibodies among Antenatal Attendees at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya

Kombich JJ1*, Muchai PC1 and Borus PK2
1Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Virus Research, Kenya
2World Health Organization, Kenya Country Office, Kenya
Corresponding author : Kombich JJ
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Virus Research, Kenya
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 17, 2012 Accepted: August 24, 2012 Published: September 06, 2012
Citation: Kombich JJ, Muchai PC, Borus PK (2012) Seroprevalence of Natural Rubella Antibodies among Antenatal Attendees at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya. J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 1:1. doi:10.4172/2329-9541.1000102

Abstract

Seroprevalence of Natural Rubella Antibodies among Antenatal Attendees at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya

Rubella is of public health importance because infection acquired during early pregnancy, often results in foetal abnormalities that are classified as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Congenital rubella syndrome occurs in up to 90% of infants born to women who are infected with rubella, during their first trimester of pregnancy.

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