Rubella is an infection, that can be transmitted by inhaling droplets that get into the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Rubella can also spread by direc…t contact with fluids from the nose or throat of an infected person. (MORE)
If the expecting mother has rubella during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy there is a 90 % chance it will effect her baby. This could range from the fetus having a mild abnorm…ality to Still birth. Blindness , deafness, metal retardation are some of the other defects that could arise in the baby. The farther along the mother is when she comes down with rubella the better for the baby. After 20 weeks the risk goes down considerably to the baby. MOST people are immunized against rubella now a days well before childbearing years take hold. Those that aren't, have a low risk of getting the illness due to most of the population already being vaccinated. (MORE)
Immunize your child against rubella when he's about 12 - 15 months of age. Then ensure he gets a booster around the age of 6. As with all immunizations, there may be mild side… effects so be sure to discuss the risks with your pediatrician. . (MORE)
There are many symptoms that are associated with rubella, but you don't necessarily have to have all of the symptoms to have the disease. A partial list of symptoms: .
Flu …like syndrome. .
A rash that begins on the face and spreads to the trunk. .
The rash fades after 3 days. .
Low fever .
Swollen glands .
Joint pain .
Skin may shed after rash is gone (MORE)
Vaccination is the best way to prevent rubella and is normally required by law for children entering school. Rubella vaccine is usually given in conjunction with measles and m…umps vaccines in a shot referred to as MMR (MORE)