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Sometimes rubella is known as German measles, but the word German in the name of this disease has nothing to do with the country. The name likely comes from the Latin term germanus meaning "similar." And indeed, rubella and measles (rubeola) share some characteristics, but they're caused by different viruses.

Rubella and measles are both contagious viral infections best known by the distinctive red rash that may appear on the skin of those who contract either illness. However, rubella isn't as infectious as measles and is usually not as severe, which is why it's also called three-day measles. There is one important exception, though: If a pregnant woman contracts rubella, especially during her first trimester, the virus can cause miscarriage, stillbirth or serious birth defects in the developing fetus - a condition known as congenital rubella syndrome. These defects can include deafness, growth retardation and heart problems.

Prevention

The rubella vaccine is usually given as a combined measles-mumps-rubella inoculation, which contains the safest and most effective form of each vaccine. Doctors recommend that children receive the MMR vaccine between 12 and 15 months of age, and again between 3 and 6 years of age — before entering school. It's particularly important that girls receive the vaccine to prevent rubella during future pregnancies.

Usually babies are protected from rubella for six to eight months after birth because of the immunity passed on from their mothers. If a child requires protection from rubella before 12 months of age — for example, for certain foreign travel — the vaccine can be given as early as 6 months of age. But children who are vaccinated early still need to be vaccinated at the recommended ages later.

Do you need the MMR vaccine?
You don't need a vaccine if you:

  • Had two doses of the MMR vaccine after 12 months of age or one dose of the MMR vaccine plus a second dose of measles vaccine

  • Have blood tests that prove you're immune to measles, mumps and rubella

  • Are a man who was born before 1957

  • Are a woman who was born before 1957 and you don't plan to have any more children, you already had the rubella vaccine or you have a positive rubella test

You should get a vaccine if you don't fit the criteria listed above and you:

  • Are a nonpregnant woman of childbearing age

  • Attend college, trade school or postsecondary school

  • Work in a hospital, medical facility, child-care center or school

  • Plan to travel overseas or take a cruise

The vaccine is not recommended for:

  • Pregnant women or women who plan to get pregnant within the next four weeks

  • People who have had a life-threatening allergic reaction to gelatin or the antibiotic neomycin

If you have cancer, a blood disorder or another disease that affects your immune system, talk to your doctor before getting an MMR vaccine.

Side effects of the vaccine
Most people experience no side effects from the vaccine. About 10 percent of people develop a fever between five and 12 days after the vaccination, and about 5 percent of people develop a mild rash. Fewer than one out of a million doses causes a serious allergic reaction.

 

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