- a usually mild contagious viral disease characterized by fever, mild upper respiratory congestion, and a fine red rash lasting a few days: if contracted by a woman during early pregnancy, it may cause serious damage to the fetus.
Origin of rubella
Examples from the Web for rubella
From 1962-1965, there was a worldwide epidemic of rubella, the so-called “German measles.”Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction
Sean B. Carroll
November 30, 2014
It is currently administered as one of the components of the MMR vaccine (along with measles and rubella).Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next?
March 20, 2014
So too with rubella: the U.S. was certified as rubella-free in 2004, meaning that no cases were seen in persons residing here.
Thus the infants likely exposed countless health-care workers to large amounts of rubella virus.
Instead, the concerns reflect the fact that unlike measles or diphtheria or rubella, HPV is not spread by casual contact.HPV Vaccine's Tricky Ethics
September 14, 2011
German measles, or rubella, is a distinct disease and has nothing to do with ordinary measles.The Care and Feeding of Children
L. Emmett Holt
- a mild contagious viral disease, somewhat similar to measles, characterized by cough, sore throat, skin rash, and occasionally vomiting. It can cause congenital defects if caught during the first three months of pregnancyAlso called: German measles
Word Origin and History for rubella
"German measles," 1883, Modern Latin, literally "rash," from neuter plural of Latin rubellus "reddish," diminutive of ruber "red" (see red (adj.1)).
- A mild contagious eruptive disease that is caused by the rubella virus and is capable of producing congenital defects in infants born to mothers infected during the first three months of pregnancy.epidemic roseola German measles three-day measles