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- Also known as German measles or 3–day measles
- Transmission via droplets from respiratory secretions
- Moderately contagious:
- Especially during rash eruption and infants with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS)
- Up to 50% may be subclinical.
- Infants with congenital rubella shed large quantities of virus for several months.
- Infectious period 7 days before to 5 days after appearance of rash
- Incubation period: 14–21 days
- Rubella virus (family: Togaviridae, genus: Rubivirus)
- Live, attenuated virus vaccine indications:
- All children >12 mo and entering school
- All women of childbearing age