[Rubella (German measles)--still a major infectious disease].

  title={[Rubella (German measles)--still a major infectious disease].},
  author={Ingo Stock},
  journal={Medizinische Monatsschrift fur Pharmazeuten},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={14-22; quiz 23-4}
  • Ingo Stock
  • Published 2012 in Medizinische Monatsschrift fur Pharmazeuten
Rubella viruses are single-stranded ribonucleic acid viruses, which are surrounded by a lipid-containing membrane. From the taxonomic point of view, these serologically uniform viruses belong to the family of Togaviridae, and to the genus Rubivirus. After birth, infection with rubella virus occurs through inhalation of contaminated droplets. In children infected after birth, rubella viruses usually cause uncomplicated diseases that are associated with an unspecific rash (postnatal rubella… CONTINUE READING