Russia routs rubella, WHO confirms

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MOSCOW, February 6. /TASS/. The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially confirmed Russia’s status as a country that quashed the spread of rubella, the press service of the Russian Health Ministry told journalists on Wednesday.

“The World Health Organization has provided documentary evidence that Russia received the status of a country that stopped the spread of rubella in almost three years,” the press service said in a statement.

Director of the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab gave Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova a certificate on the elimination of rubella in 2015-2017 endorsed by Chair of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) Gunter Pfaff. Thus, the Russian Federation has made a considerable contribution to achieving the common goal of eliminating both measles and rubella in 53 European states, the WHO’s regional director noted.

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