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Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It is also called German measles or three-day measles. But don't confuse rubella with measles, which is sometimes called rubeola. The two diseases have similar features, including a red rash, but they are caused by different viruses...

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Fact Sheet for Kids: The Scarlet Scourge

Cartoon drawing of the Scarlet Scourge aka Rubella.

 

Meet the Scarlet Scourge (real name: Rubella; also known as German Measles). One of the BAM! Immune Platoon’s arch-enemies, this pipsqueak has a much more sinister goal than just making big people a little bit sick—it's after babies...

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