What is rubella?
Rubella is an infection caused by a virus. It is sometimes called German measles, although it is not related to measles itself.
People with rubella often get a skin rash and joint pain. In most people, rubella is a mild disease, but it can have severe consequences for an unborn baby. If a pregnant woman contracts rubella, her baby is at risk of severe and permanent birth defects or miscarriage/death.
Sources & Citations
- Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Rubella. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/rubella (accessed 15 April 2018).
- Queensland State Government Health. Rubella (German measles). Available at: http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/217/122/Rubella-German-measles (accessed 15 April 2018).
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