We travel to Poona in India where the very latest rubella vaccines are under development and we find out about the new methods of delivery and production. We filmed in the Dominican Republic in Central America where congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) is a major cause of disabilities. It’s estimated that if rubella was brought under control in the Dominican Republic, it would save the country $65 million dollars. Rubella appears as a mild rash, but when caught by a pregnant woman, it has devastating consequences on the unborn child. With CRS, the child can end up deaf, partially blind and with heart and brain defects. In many poorer, developing countries CRS is a major problem.
Part of a 29 x 25-minute documentary series produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.