CDC MMWR Article Outlines Progress Toward Worldwide Rubella Elimination

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination — Worldwide, 2000-2018
Gavin Grant of the CDC Center for Global Health’s Global Immunization Division and colleagues write, “…Increases in the number of countries introducing [rubella-containing vaccine (RCV)] into national immunization schedules, in global RCV coverage, and in the number of countries verified as having eliminated endemic rubella transmission demonstrate the progress toward control and ultimately the elimination of rubella. The countries verified as having eliminated rubella serve as important examples and provide valuable lessons for other countries. Countries in all income groups can eliminate rubella by introducing RCV, strengthening surveillance, and improving immunization service delivery” (10/4).