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How is rubella spread?

When an infected person sneezes or coughs, the virus spreads via millions of tiny droplets in the air, each containing many viruses. If a droplet enters your nose or mouth, you may then be infected with the virus. The droplets can also collect on surfaces and objects, so you can also catch the virus by touching an infected surface and then touching your nose or mouth area.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Measles

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