Infectious Diseases: Rubella (Also Called German Measles)

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Low fever and a mild cold; may be followed by a rash. Neck glands may swell.


Caused by a virus.


There is no treatment for rubella.


Spread through close contact between people. Can also be spread through sneezing and coughing. The illness lasts about three days. Rubella is prevented through immunization with the MMR vaccine; ask your doctor when your child should get this vaccine.

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