June 8, 2012
Rubella is prevalent in the Kinki area covering Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, etc.
The number of patients in the whole country this year has been the largest since 2008 when the investigation took on the patient statistics.
There are especially many more male patients between their 20's and 40's.
Rubella may cause congenital cardiopathy, hearing loss, etc. in the born child, if the woman in early pregnancy is infected.
The specialists are calling for getting a vaccination as soon as possible in order to prevent more infection in the family, the workplace, etc.
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