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Rubella(German measles) is a relatively mild virus to children and adults. For pregnant women who get the virus, it can become serious. It is spread through contact with another infected individual, through exposure to coughing and sneezing. Symptoms for children and adults are mild: low-grade fever, weakness, headache, runny nose, and red eyes. For pregnant women, the rubella virus can affect the unborn child, causing the baby to be born with defects such as cataracts, deafnesss, and mental retardation.


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