This looks like good news:
Rubella, better known as German measles, a dreaded disease that contributes hugely to childhood infections and congenital birth complications, has been eradicated from United States and Canada, health authorities of the two countries have said.
Speaking at a conference held at Washington, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Julie Gerberding said, "This is a major milestone in the path toward eliminating rubella in other parts of the world, including the Western Hemisphere."
Now if the Chinese could only get a handle on the avian flu...
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