Tip #60: Rubella Infection

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This rash is from a Rubella infection.

Before attempting to conceive, it is ideal to have some preliminary screening to ensure that you are still immune to rubella (as well a varicella or chickenpox) from your childhood vaccinations.

If your immunity has waned, you can be given a booster vaccination. That way you won’t have to worry about a congenital infection in your fetus if you are exposed to this virus during pregnancy.