Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS)
Congenital rubella is the infection of a foetus with rubella virus following the infection of the mother during pregnancy.Read the factsheet
Retrospective surveillance and enhanced case-finding of CRS
The protocol in this report report aims to provide EU/EEA Member States with an adaptable tool to estimate the incidence of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) cases in their countries.Read the report
Number of rubella cases by month and notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
Healthcare workers’ role in keeping MMR vaccination uptake high in Europe: a review of evidenceArchived
Rubella notification rate per million population by country, EU/EEA, 1 March 2018–28 February 2019
Monthly measles and rubella monitoring reports
ECDC publishes a monthly surveillance report on measles and rubella data submitted by the 30 EU/EEA countries. ECDC also monitors European and worldwide measles outbreaks through epidemic intelligence and reports on them on a monthly basis in the Communicable Disease Threat Reports (CDTR) .Read more
Retrospective surveillance and enhanced case-finding of congenital rubella syndrome cases
16 Nov 2018 - The generic protocol presented in this document was developed for ECDC by fellows of the EPIET programme to provide EU/EEA Member States with an adaptable tool to estimate the incidence of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) cases in their countries.
Prevention and control
Congenital rubella syndrome is prevented by ensuring that everyone in the EU is vaccinated against rubella. In particular, women who are planning to get pregnant should be vaccinated as this protects the mother as well as the foetus.