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Rubella Definition


Rubella is a contagious viral illness. Once you have had rubella, you will not get sick with it again.

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Babies whose mothers have rubella during pregnancy , especially during the first trimester, can be born with severe birth defects including:

  • Mental retardation and/or behavior problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Vision abnormalities, blindness, and/or cataracts
  • Heart defects
  • Increased risk of diabetes throughout early life
  • Death in utero

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