Rubella (German measles)

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Learn what to look for if you suspect your child has rubella (German measles). Also learn about the risk factors and complications of this illness and how it can be prevented.

Key points

  • Rubella is a viral illness with no specific treatment.
  • Rubella is dangerous for pregnant women because it can cause serious birth defects.
  • Rubella can be prevented with immunization.
Last updated: March 5th 2010