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MICROBIOLOGY

  • RNA togavirus, genus Rubivirus.
    • Considerable viral diversity: WHO recognizes 12 genotypes.
  • Worldwide infection, with only human reservoirs known.
    • Epidemic in Japan (2013), mostly boys and men born before 1995 (start of national immunization program for boys).

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Last updated: February 1, 2016