The Measles & Rubella Campaign at Glenda Dawson High School Red Cross Club strives to create awareness about vaccine-preventable deaths and raising funds to vaccinate children across the world. The overall objective of the campaign is to one day ensure that no child dies from measles or is born with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS).
Measles is a highly contaigous respiratory disease caused by a virus that spreads through coughing and sneezing. Measles is so contaigous that if one person contracts it, 90% of the people who come into contact with that person who are not immune will become infected.
Rubella is a viral infection that affects unvaccinated children and young adults. If an unvaccinated mother contracts rubella while pregnant, serious consequences can occur, including miscarriages, fetal deaths, stillbirths, and having infants born with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS).
Each day, about 383 children die from measles. Every $2 in donations can vaccinate a child against measles and rubella. Even a small donation will help support this campaign, and you will help save children from these deadly, but preventable diseases and make a huge impact in the Red Cross' mission to prevent measles and rubella around the world.
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