Definition of rubella in English:

rubella

noun

  • medical term for German measles
    • ‘Measles, mumps, and rubella are infections that can lead to significant illness.’
    • ‘Immunity to rubella does not protect a person from measles, or vice versa.’
    • ‘There is no proof of the safety and effectiveness of single jabs for measles, mumps and rubella, scientists said yesterday.’
    • ‘The government determines the risk management strategy to deal with the diseases mumps, measles, and rubella.’
    • ‘Other viral illnesses such as mumps and rubella may also trigger Bell's palsy.’
    • ‘Doctors insist the jab is safe and that a failure to give children the immunisation could lead to an outbreak of mumps, measles and rubella.’
    • ‘Any pregnant woman who has been exposed to rubella should contact her obstetrician immediately.’
    • ‘All pregnant women should be screened for rubella if testing was not performed before conception.’
    • ‘With many infections, such as rubella and toxoplasmosis, the risk is greatest in the first trimester.’
    • ‘If you're exposed to rubella when you're pregnant, you can have blood tests to be sure you're immune.’
    • ‘The symptoms of rubella appear two to three weeks after infection.’
    • ‘The serum was also used in vaccines against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and whooping cough until as late as 1993.’
    • ‘Animal research has led to vaccines for rabies, smallpox, rubella, measles and anthrax.’
    • ‘Patients given vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella, polio, rabies and Japanese encephalitis are not affected.’
    • ‘Our data do not show a real increase in the incidence of congenital rubella.’
    • ‘A woman should be tested prior to pregnancy for immunity to rubella, and vaccinated if she is not immune.’
    • ‘I have had to import single vaccines for mumps, measles, and rubella for these families from Europe and Japan.’
    • ‘When a mother has certain infections, such as rubella, during pregnancy, it can cause birth defects.’
    • ‘Almost all children need to be inoculated to prevent measles, mumps and rubella regaining a grip.’
    • ‘If women catch rubella during pregnancy, especially in the first three months, this can cause malformations in the developing baby.’

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin, neuter plural of Latin rubellus reddish.

Pronunciation:

rubella

/rʊˈbɛlə/