Rubella is a common and contagious disease caused by a virus that occurs most often in children and young adults
Rubella infection just before conception and in early pregnancy may result in miscarriage, foetal death or congenital defects known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS).
Vaccination helps to protect against Rubella along with other means like handwashing, proper disposal of tissues and avoiding contact with infected persons.
9 months onwards. Consult your doctor.
Rubella spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Also, if a woman is infected with rubella while she is pregnant, she can pass it to her developing baby and cause serious harm.
Rubella causes fever, sore throat, rash, headache and red itchy eyes. If a woman gets rubella while she is pregnant, she could have a miscarriage or her baby could be born with serious birth defects.
The spread of these diseases can be prevented by the following: