Berlin (dpa/tmn) – Pregnant women should currently have when traveling to Japan is not necessarily an effective rubella Vaccination. Across the country are suffering, according to the center for travel medicine (CRM) this year, almost 1,300 people were around twelve times more than in the previous year.

Especially the capital city of Tokyo and the prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Ibaraki and Saitama, on the island of Honshu were affected.

To rubella is a relatively harmless disease. You show by rash, fever, cold symptoms, Wolf says Groth from the Berlin centre for travel and tropical medicine. For Pregnant women however, it is dangerous, especially in the first three months. Because they can lead to miscarriages and premature births when the child to severe developmental disorders, such as Groth explains.

who have not been vaccinated against rubella, discourages Groth currently from a trip to Japan. During a pregnancy, you may not get the inoculation.

Since 1991, is part of rubella to the standard vaccinations, explains the physician. Today, you’ll be given as triple vaccine with Mumps and measles (MMR) small children. And after a one-time refresher for life long protection. “But there is always times that someone has no rubella Vaccination.”

The Standing Committee on vaccination of the Robert Koch Institute advises women of childbearing age without rubella protection to the two times the MMR vaccination, so a first syringe, and later for a refresher.

Also, when traveling in the States of Rajasthan and Gujarat in North West India, Pregnant women and women wishing to have children should be careful, or you move, says the physician. There, Zika infections are recently increasingly occurred. The Zika Virus can cause neonatal malformations. Because it is transmitted by mosquitoes, advises Groth to a full range of mosquito protection by appropriate means, and to Wear long clothes.

recommendation of the Robert Koch-Institute

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