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Rubella Vaccine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Rubella Vaccine?

Rubella is an illness caused by a virus. The virus can result in a rash, mild fever, or arthritis . Pregnant women who have rubella are at increased risk for miscarriage . Their babies may be born with severe birth defects, including:

  • Mental retardation
  • Behavior problems
  • Vision problems
  • Hearing loss
  • Heart defects
  • Increased risk of diabetes throughout life

Rubella is passed from person to person through droplets in the air.

Symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Flushed face
  • Red throat (although not sore)
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Achy joints and arthritis (especially in adults)
  • Red, spotty rash all over the body

Rash and fever generally last for 2-3 days.

There is no treatment for rubella. Taking acetaminophen (Tylenol)...