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Protecting children against measles and rubella in Nepal

Students at the school for the deaf in Kathmandu
Measles & Rubella Initiative/C. McNab

The rubella virus usually causes a mild illness, but congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) can cause serious harm to a pregnant woman’s fetus including deafness, blindness and heart problems. A study in this school for the deaf in Kathmandu estimated that 7% of the children were affected by CRS.

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