Rubella in the Taiwan Area
Chvou Department of Pediatvics.
1987 Vol.3 NO.2
From 1944 to 1957. little rubella transmission occurred in the Taiwan Area In 1958-1959. a major rubella epidemic resulted in an estimated one million cases During this epidemic. approximately one in 10 persons. or 10% of the population. became infected with rubella Attack rates among school children reached 30% in rural areas and 50% in urban areas Although the highest attack rates occurred in children 7- 13 years of age. a significant number of cases. occurred among teenagers and young adults. In a stud of infants born to !￥omen infected during their first trimester of pregnancy. 37% developed congenital abnormalities compatible with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS)