Rubella, also known as German measles, is an infectious disease caused by a virus. It is highly contagious and can cause serious birth defects if contracted by pregnant women. The best way to prevent the spread of rubella is to get the Rubella Vaccine.
Vaccination against rubella has been available since 1969 and is now part of routine childhood immunization programs in many countries. The vaccine is very effective in preventing the spread of rubella and has helped reduce the global incidence of the disease significantly over the years