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Rubella: Introduction

Rubella: Measles, mumps, and rubella were once very common diseases in the United States, but they have become rare because of the use of vaccines to ... more about Rubella.

Rubella: A contagious viral infection caused by the Rubella virus which produces a rash and lymph node swelling. It can have serious implication in pregnant women as the virus can be transmitted through the placenta and cause serious fetal defects or even fetal death. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Rubella is available below.

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Causes of Rubella

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Rubella: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Prognosis for Rubella

Prognosis for Rubella: Not usually serious (self-limiting) except in pregnant women whose child may get congenital rubella syndrome

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Prevention of Rubella

Prevention information for Rubella has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Rubella.

  • Rubella vaccination
  • MMR vaccination - this contains the rubella vaccine.
  • Passive rubella immunisation - possibly useful for non-immune pregnant women who have been exposed.
  • Rubella blood test prior to conception - non-immune women may need to be vaccinated before conception; but cannot be vaccinated if pregnant or possibly-pregnant.
  • more preventions...»

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Article Excerpts about Rubella

Measles, mumps, and rubella were once very common diseases in the United States, but they have become rare because of the use of vaccines to prevent them. As with many other diseases, measles, mumps, and rubella generally are more severe in adults than in children. Most adults are immune to all three infections because they had them (or a vaccine) as children. (Source: excerpt from Shots for Safety -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of Rubella:

Acute infectious disease caused by the rubella virus and most often affecting children and nonimmune young adults, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and spreads to the lymphatic system; ; usually benign; however transplacental infection of the fetus in the first trimester can cause death or severe developmental abnormalities. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Rubella is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Rubella, or a subtype of Rubella, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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