Rubella (German measles; 3-day measles) is a common, acute, viral infectious disease, principally of children and young adults, with worldwide distribution frequently characterized clinically as a mild rash illness. Inapparent infection is common and may occur in as many as half of infections. Rubella has special significance when a pregnant woman contracts the disease in early pregnancy because fetal infection can ensue and result in developmental abnormalities known as the congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Rubella is a vaccine-preventable disease, but the vaccine is not yet widely used on a global basis.

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