A Descriptive Study To Assess The Knowledge Regarding MR Vaccination Among Mothers In Selected Area at Bangalore

Ms. Amrita Thapa, Prof. (Dr.) Mrs. Beny Susan Chacko, Prof. Kavimani Adavan, Prof. Nisha Clement, I. Clement


Immunization is one of the most cost effective intervention to reduce burden of childhood mortality and morbidity provided used optimal and judiciously. Currently itis estimated that immunization save the lives of 3 million children a year but 2 million more lives could be saved by existing vaccines. Prevention of disease is one of the most important goals in child care, During infancy and childhood ,preventive measures against certain infection diseases are available .In recent years relatively low immunization level in age group have occasioned scattered out breaks of certain diseases .For this reason nation effort is being made towards improving the immunization levels of allchildren. Transmitted in airborne droplets when infected people sneeze or cough, rubella is anacute, usually mild viral disease traditionally affecting susceptible children and young adult’s worldwide9. Rubella infection just before conception and in early pregnancy may result in miscarriage, fetal  death,  or  congenital  defects  known  as  congenital  rubella  syndrome  (CRS), which is characterized by multiple defects, particularly to the brain,  heart,  eyes,  and ears. The highest risk of CRS is found in countries with high rates of susceptibility to rubella among women of childbearing age, and worldwide an estimated 110,000 babies are born with CRS every year.

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