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Find out more about the diseases you may encounter, and the vaccine information that can help protect you.

Rubella

WHAT IS IT?

  • Rubella (German measles) is a viral infection transmitted from person to person through contact with contaminated respiratory secretions
  • It is a disease of concern for pregnant women, whether traveling or not
  • Rubella can cause severe damage to the unborn child19

PREVENTION TIPS

  • When possible, avoid contact with infected individuals
  • Maintain a strict hygiene regimen, such as washing your hands before eating33
  • Ensure your immunizations are up to date33

Consult your travel physician for additional health information.

For more information visit: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/diseases.htm

IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella is customarily given during childhood34
  • If your travel plans will interrupt the normal immunization schedule for your children, discuss their needs with your physician
  • If you have never had rubella or were never vaccinated, talk to your health care provider

HELP PROTECT YOURSELF

Vaccines can help protect you from diseases that are still common in many parts of the world. Make certain you contact your health care provider and determine which vaccines you should receive before you travel.

COMBINATION VACCINES

There are combination vaccines that help protect against multiple diseases that may reduce the number of shots you need. Rubella is included in these vaccines.

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Diseases to Guard Against

When you’ve added your destinations, it is recommended that you take this list to your doctor so you can discuss relevant vaccinations before you travel.

Travel vaccines help protect you from illnesses present in other parts of the world, and help prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors, including your age, health status, and previous immunizations.

COMBINATION VACCINES

There are combination vaccines that help protect against multiple diseases that may reduce the number of shots you need.

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