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How is rubella spread?

Page last updated 11 April 2022

Rubella is most commonly spread when someone swallows or inhales the cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person. It can also be passed from person to person by direct contact.

Sources & Citations

4. Australian Government. Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook – Rubella. Available at: (accessed 08 March 2022).

MAT-AU-2200804  Date of preparation March 2022