Rubella is especially dangerous for fetal development in pregnant women. According to the CDC, there is a 20% chance of birth defects if the mother gets rubella during pregnancy.
Rubella can be prevented with MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations.
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"CDC Vaccines & Immunizations." 12 Jun 2009. Rubella (German Measles) Vaccination. CDC. 13 Sep 2009