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How is rubella spread?

Page last updated 26 June 2018

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

  1. Queensland State Government Health. Rubella (German measles). Available at: (accessed 15 April 2018).
  2. Australian Government. Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. 4.18 Rubella. Available at: (accessed 15 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0138a - Date of preparation May 2018