Rubella also called German measels is an
an infection that causes mild flu-like symptoms and a rash on the skin. Only about half of the people infected rubella have these symptomps.
Others have no symptoms and may not even know they’re infected.
Rubella is only harmful to an unborn baby in the womb. If you get infected during your pregnancy rubella can cause serious problems for your baby.
Rubella has been elimined in the United States because of routine vaccination of children. Vaccination protects a person against rubella for life only five cases of rubella were reported in the United States in the last decade.