The UK NSC recommendation on Rubella susceptibility screening in pregnancy
Find general information about population health screening.
More about Rubella susceptibility
Rubella is no longer a common disease of childhood in the UK. This is a result of the Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination programme - although there are concerns that if MMR vaccination rates continue to drop then cases of rubella will reappear.
Rubella infection usually presents as a mild disease, often without symptoms. However if the infection occurs during pregnancy it can cross the placenta and pass to the fetus with serious consequences.
Screening in the UK
Compare how screening is offered across the UK.
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
Related documentsRubella susceptibility screening policy review summary (PDF document, 158KB, 28/05/12)
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