Infectious Diseases: Vaccine Against German Measles

Two medical researchers working for the U.S. Public Health Service announced last week that they had developed a vaccine against German measles (rubella) that appears, from the first test results, to be both effective and safe. Their report to the American Pediatric Society, declared PHS Surgeon General William H. Stewart, indicates that this disease, notorious as a killer and crippler of the unborn, "can be brought under control in the not too distant future."

Delicate Balance. The successful vaccine was made in a mere four years after the elusive rubella virus was originally...

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