Why is rubella during gestation a threat to the fetus?

4 months ago

If occurring during gestation rubella is a dangerous disease because the virus crosses the placenta and contaminates the fetus. The fetus then develops congenital rubella, a teratogenic (cause of malformations) disease. Congenital rubella may be prevented by vaccination. Doctor must always be consulted before vaccination. 

Dipti KC
May 29, 2023
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