We can receive examination of rubella antibody free
Rubella is acute infectious disease caused by rubella virus. After latency period of 2-3 weeks, fever, rash, symptom such as swelling of lymph node come out. Clear symptom may not be seen. Main infection course moves to other people by cough or sneezing by "droplet infection". It is thought that there is infection power to the neighborhood for anteroposterior around one week when rash appears.
Particularly, when pregnant woman until pregnancy 20 weeks when immunity to rubella is insufficient is infected with rubella virus, there is possibility (congenital rubella syndrome) that baby is born to eyes and ear, heart with obstacle, and the prior prevention is important. Because we cannot receive vaccination during the pregnancy, it is necessary for family and people living together to consider.
About person targeted for examination of rubella antibody
In the prefecture, it faces each other toward the following target people to prevent congenital rubella syndrome mainly and free carry out rubella antibody inspection. We can check whether you have immunity to rubella (antibody) by examination of rubella antibody.
One that corresponds to following (1) or (2) in one living in the prefecture (except Kumamoto-shi).
(1) Woman and housemates such as the spouses in hope of the pregnancy.
(2) Housemates such as spouses of pregnant woman who has a low antibody titer of rubella (less than 16 times in HI antibody titer).
※But one corresponding to any of the following is excluded
* Person who has received examination of rubella antibody in the past
* Rubella with a history of vaccination
* Person who has suffered from rubella (received examination of decision by inspection)
※Test result including copy of maternity record book, please submit knowing thing to one corresponding to target person (2).
Application for inspection and flow of inspection
(1) We submit examination of antibody application to public health center. (possible in Ashikita-machi, Tsunagi-machi)
(2) We issue consultation ticket from public health center (the municipalities).
(3) We call and contact inspection medical institution and inspect and make a reservation.
(4) With consultation ticket and (health insurance card or driver's license) such as identification cards, undergo examination with inspection medical institution; kema
Do (we collect blood).
(5) Result office action has been sent later (about one week later) by inspection medical institution.
About vaccination of rubella
As you may be infected with rubella when antibody titer of rubella is low, please examine vaccination.
We support vaccination of rubella for rubella having low antibody titer mainly this year in many municipalities. Ask municipality to live before it is vaccinated.
Minamata, Kumamoto public health center Health Prevention Section telephone: 0966-63-4104
We can receive examination of Kumamoto rubella antibody free
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (external link)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare homepage (external link)