What is rubella?

Also known as: German measles, three-day measles.

Rubella is a viral infection that is similar to the measles, in that it causes a bodily rash and fever. However, the illness tends to not be as severe as measles, and it is also not as contagious. Rubella is not as common as it used to be thanks to a vaccine for the disease.

Reviewed by: P. Marcelo Laufer, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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