Rubella (also known as German measles) is a viral infection that is spread from person-to-person though direct contact or droplets from the nose and mouth.
While symptoms include fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes, and join pain, nearly half of those infected show no symptoms. Rubella in pregnant women can cause infections or malformations of the fetus and miscarriage or stillbirth.
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Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health.