Dr. Jason Bowling, an associate professor of infectious diseases at UT Health San Antonio, was interviewed about the threat of the rubella virus, especially for unvaccinated pregnant women.
Dr. Bowling said of the three viruses included in the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella), rubella causes the mildest illnesses in most people. However, pregnant women who contract rubella, particularly during the first trimester, are at risk for miscarriage, stillbirth or congenital rubella syndrome.
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