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Anybody know the death rate for rubella in pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Hard to know

Rubella during pregnancy is known to cause miscarriage, or fetal deaths but the numbers are hard to come by.
It can be a mild flu like illness in mom that triggers an early miscarriage & is never recognized.Birth defects in baby approach 85% for infection in the first 12 wks, dropping to ~50% from 12-16 wks. The earlier the infection the worse the general outcome.Sad but preventable by vaccines.

In brief: Hard to know

Rubella during pregnancy is known to cause miscarriage, or fetal deaths but the numbers are hard to come by.
It can be a mild flu like illness in mom that triggers an early miscarriage & is never recognized.Birth defects in baby approach 85% for infection in the first 12 wks, dropping to ~50% from 12-16 wks. The earlier the infection the worse the general outcome.Sad but preventable by vaccines.
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