Rubella on an infant's back
Rubella on an infant’s back
Rubella is often called the German, or three-day, measles. Because of a very effective vaccine, rubella is seldom seen today in the United States. The rubella vaccine is usually given in combination with measles (rubeola) and mumps. (Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.)
Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.