Rubella

Rubella is an acute viral illness that is spread easily from person to person by coughing or sneezing.

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It is mainly an infection of children and is generally mild in this group. However, rubella in pregnancy is a severe and potentially fatal illness for the unborn baby.


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The Illness

Symptoms include rash and fever and usually occur 2 to 3 weeks after exposure.
In adults, it can also cause painful joints and arthritis,

Treatment

There is no specific treatment for rubella

The vaccine is effective at preventing all three illnesses and can be given from 12 months of age. It is particularly important to check if you are vaccinated against MMR before travelling as infection is prevalent in Asia, Africa and South America.

Because the illness is easily transmitted through air, MMR immunity is necessary for certain jobs.
Book now at your local CityDoc clinic to get your MMR vaccination, whether for travel or occupational purposes.

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