How rubella is caused?

Rubella is caused by a virus that’s passed from person to person. It can spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also spread by direct contact with an infected person’s respiratory secretions, such as mucus. It can also be passed on from pregnant women to their unborn children via the bloodstream.

Which virus is rubella?

Rubella (German Measles, Three-Day Measles) Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Most people who get rubella usually have a mild illness, with symptoms that can include a low-grade fever, sore throat, and a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.

Why is rubella serious?

Rubella infection is dangerous because of its ability to damage an unborn baby. If rubella immunization was discontinued, immunity to rubella would decline and rubella disease would return. The danger would be to pregnant women who, if infected, could pass the disease to their infants (fetuses) causing CRS.

What is rubella used for?

Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It is also called German measles, but it is caused by a different virus than measles.

What if rubella test is positive?

Positive: A positive rubella IgG test result is good—it means that you are immune to rubella and cannot get the infection. This is the most common rubella test done.

Who is most at risk of rubella?

Rubella is very dangerous for a pregnant woman and her developing baby. Anyone who is not vaccinated against rubella is at risk of getting the disease.

Who is most at risk for rubella?

What is complications of rubella?

Complications include deafness, cataracts, heart defects, brain disorders, mental retardation, bone alterations, liver and spleen damage. Furthermore, an infant infected with rubella during pregnancy can continue to shed the virus for about a year, sometimes longer.

What are the complications of rubella?


  • heart problems,
  • loss of hearing and eyesight,
  • intellectual disability, and.
  • liver or spleen damage.