The rubella disease of pregnant women is fraught with serious consequences for the unborn child.
Rubella is caused by a virus that is transmitted by airborne droplets. The source of the virus is more likely to be children, so the likelihood of catching a rubella of a pregnant woman who already has one child increases. Especially if the child goes to kindergarten, sports section or school.
When a woman is infected in the first week of pregnancy, fetal damage occurs in 80% of cases, at 2-4 weeks – in 60%, at 5-8 weeks – in 30% and at 9-12 weeks – in 10% . With infection at a later date, the likelihood of developing congenital malformations is reduced, but even at 5 months there is still such a danger for 1 out of 10 children. Continue reading