NOTE: A surveillance case definition is a set of uniform criteria used to define a disease for public health surveillance. Surveillance case definitions enable public health officials to classify and count cases consistently across reporting jurisdictions. Surveillance case definitions are not intended to be used by healthcare providers for making a clinical diagnosis or determining how to meet an individual patient’s health needs.
An illness of newborns resulting from rubella infection in utero and characterized by symptoms from the following categories:
Presence of any defects or laboratory data consistent with congenital rubella infection (as reported by a health professional)
A case with some compatible clinical findings but not meeting the criteria for a compatible case
A case that is not laboratory confirmed and that has any two complications listed in (1) above, or one complication from (1) and one from (2)
A clinically compatible case that is laboratory confirmed
In compatible cases, either or both of the eye-related findings (cataracts and congenital glaucoma) count as a single complication.