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Facts about the transmission of rubella:
- Rubella is spread person to person.
- People send tiny droplets of water into the air when coughing.
- Breathing these droplets cause an infection.
- Viruses can remain on various objects for a period of time.
- Touching a contaminated object then touching the mouth will spread the virus.
- Rubella is contagious from about 1 week before the rash begins, until after the rash has resolved.
- Rubella is also easily transmitted from a pregnant mother to her developing fetus.
PubMed Rubella References
- Banatvala JE, Brown DW. Rubella. Lancet. 2004 Apr 3;363(9415):1127-37. 
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Elimination of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome--United States, 1969-2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Mar 25;54(11):279-82. 
- Wellington K, Goa KL. Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (Priorix; GSK-MMR): a review of its use in the prevention of measles, mumps and rubella. Drugs. 2003;63(19):2107-26.