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    Rubella eliminated in Australia

    Rubella, the contagious disease that can cause pregnant women to miscarry or result in serious birth defects or stillbirth, has officially been eliminated in Australia.

    The World Health Organisation confirmed on Wednesday that the viral infection, also known as German measles, no longer exists in the nation.

    The symptoms, including fever, rash and swollen lymph glands are mild but the consequences can be severe.

    When contracted by women during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, it can cause miscarriages, stillbirth or life-long problems for their babies including: deafness, vision problems, inflammation of the brain, heart defects, liver disease, bone disease and growth retardation.

    Health Minister Greg Hunt says the elimination of rubella in Australia sends a powerful message that vaccinations work.

    "The science is in and the medical experts' advice is absolute - vaccinations save lives."
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.

    Reprinted from [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    That’s kind of a hard thing to prove. Are they no longer vaccinating for it? Do they do mandatory fax for people entering the country? If so, that’s not eliminating. That’s preventing.

    That’s like when Iceland said they had *cured* Down’s Syndrome because they aborted all the babies who supposedly tested positive for it before they could be born.

    To me it would be more acurate to,say they have had no reported cases since ____.
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