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  • Rubella (German measles) is a viral illness that causes a skin rash and joint pain. 
  • A rubella infection is mild for most people, but can cause death or birth defects in an unborn baby.
  • The rubella vaccine is available in combined vaccines that also contain vaccines against other serious and potentially fatal diseases.

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Reviewed on: 08-11-2018