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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1970-1974

Assessment of knowledge and awareness regarding rubella infection among medical professionals seen in IGIMS, Bihar


Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

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Dr. Urvashi Mishra
Flat No. B-2, Mundeshwari Crescent Apartment, Near RPS Engineering College, Mustafapur, Patna- 801 503
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1966_20

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Introduction: In developing countries like India, the comprehension of rubella virus illness, its consequences, and vaccine are nominal. Rubella virus infection occurring during pregnancy could lead to congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Aim: The study aimed to know the awareness among young women healthcare practitioners of the reproductive age group towards rubella virus illness, its impacts, and vaccination. Method: The research had been carried out on 200 medical practitioner women of reproductive age category between 18 and 40 years. A restructured questionnaire-based interview has been conducted to check their comprehension about it. Result: Nearly all women of reproductive age did not know about the occurrence of rubella virus disease, its consequences, and vaccination. Conclusion: The research shows the absence of knowledge of rubella virus disease and demands for awareness programs to advertise properly in Bihar.


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