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Description:This image was captured inside New York City’s public health hospital, Bellevue, America’s “oldest continuously operating hospital” since 1736. In this particular view, a number of children were playing inside what was the facility’s “Rubella Project's pre-school, an educational laboratory for children with multiple handicaps—deafness, blindness, mental retardation, in varying degrees. Many have all three conditions, and more.” (See link below) These four-year-olds have manifestations of congenital rubella including hearing, visual neurologic and cardiac impairments.
The birth defects associated with rubella if the disease is acquired by a pregnant woman include deafness, cataracts, heart defects, mental retardation, and liver and spleen damage (at least a 20% chance of damage to the fetus if a woman is infected early in pregnancy).
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Andre J. Lebrun
Creation Date:2010
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Links:Sixth Annual Report of the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation, “MR 72, Islands of Excellence”, DEW Publication No. (OS) 73-7
CDC – National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Rubella (German Measles, Three-Day Measles)
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