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How is rubella spread?

Page last updated 28 April 2020

Rubella is most commonly spread when someone swallows or inhales the cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person. It can also be passed from person to person by direct contact.

Sources & Citations

2. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Rubella. Available at: (accessed 19 March 2020).

3. Australian Government. Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook – Rubella. Available at: (accessed 19 March 2020).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0138(1)a - Date of preparation April 2020