Congenital Rubella Syndrome

I hinted at this story in a chapter of “The Poxes”. What you are about to read is real. It really did happen. However, due to privacy concerns, I will not disclose some of the information like the real name of the person, where they lived, where they travelled, etc. It is also not meant to scare you into getting a vaccine or not traveling to a part of the world where there is a lot of a vaccine-preventable disease. The main aim of this story is to let you know that these things happen, and they are happening at a higher rate than any vaccine injury you can think of. Also, “The Poxes” is on hiatus. I’m working with a colleague who is better at writing than I am to refine the story and expand it into a good, gripping tale for you all to read. My version ended in two more chapters. The ideas we’ve been tossing around take us into about 30 chapters with the same conclusion I had in my head, only with more blood and guts. So stay tuned for that. Until then, I give you Stacy’s story. (Again, that’s not her real name.)

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