Miyazaki Prefecture has offered the free antibody test for the women and spouses who wish to have a baby at about 330 medical institutions within the prefecture till March, next year. The test is to investigate the existence of the immunity to German measles.
The German measles patient went up to about 14,000 persons in Japan last year, and 25 persons were infected also in the prefecture.
When a pregnant woman is infected, an embryo has a possibility that cardiac disease, a cataract, hearing loss, etc. may come out.