|Pediatric Health Pictures|
Picture of a child with rubella:
In children, rubella is often a mild disease that causes a rash that begins on their face and then spreads from their head to their toes. It can be a little itchy and is often more noticable after a hot shower or bath. Unlike measles, children with rubella often don't have a fever and the rash is fainter than the rash of measles.
Rubella is also called German Measles and third disease.
Rubella infections are most concerning because of the risk of Congenital Rubella Syndrome, which can be disasterous if a women becomes infected early in her pregnancy.
Fortunately, rubella can be prevented by the MMR (Measles | Mumps | Rubella) vaccine.
Reproduced from the CDC Public Health Image Library.