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rubella

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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rubellaru‧bel‧la /ruːˈbelə/ noun [uncountable]  medicalMI an infectious disease that causes red spots on your body, and can damage an unborn child syn German measles
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rubellaMost schoolgirls are vaccinated against rubella, but it doesn't ensure immunity.The numbers of deaf children are decreasing, and some causes such as rubella can be completely eradicated as medical prevention programmes improve.All doses of Hib, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella must be given on or after the first birthday.In an average year, about 35 babies suffer rubella damage, but an epidemic will normally claim about 70 victims.Cytomegalovirus is a less well-known infection which affects considerably greater numbers of babies than rubella.These can be inherited with other members of the family also having them, but are sometimes caused by the rubella virus.If she is not immune, she should have the rubella immunisation and avoid pregnancy for six months.
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