Rubella, sometimes called “German measles,” is a disease caused by a virus. The infection is usually mild with fever and a rash.
In children, rubella usually causes the rashes that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body with low fever. These symptoms may last for 2-3 days. Before the rash appears, older children and adults may also have swollen glands, cough, runny nose, and redness or swelling of the white of the eye, aching joints. About half of the people who get rubella do not have symptoms.
Rubella is usually mild in children. Complications are not common, but they occur more often in adults. In rare cases, rubella can cause serious problems, including brain infections and bleeding problems.
MMR shot Protects your child from rubella, a potentially serious disease, as well as measles and mumps. It also prevents your child from spreading rubella to a pregnant woman whose unborn baby could develop serious birth defects or die if the mother gets rubella.
The Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommend children receive all vaccines according to the recommended Vaccination schedule.