ru·​bel·​la | \ rü-ˈbe-lə How to pronounce rubella (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web No loss of antibodies was observed in children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella. The Washington Post, oregonlive, "Measles makes your body forget how to fight other diseases," 31 Oct. 2019 Those medications include flu, shingles and measles, mumps and rubella vaccines and osteoarthritis medicine., "PG&E outage: Here’s what’s open and what’s closed," 9 Oct. 2019 Most had never seen measles, mumps or rubella because vaccines had nearly eliminated them. New York Times, "How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States," 23 Sep. 2019 Among those other communicable diseases the health department requires immunization for are chicken pox and hepatitis B. Measles is covered in that measles immunization is part of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccination. Dan Sweeney,, "What do you think: Should Florida require shots for students, ending religious exemption?," 19 Sep. 2019 In April, the city declared the outbreak to be a public health emergency, and that unvaccinated people living in select ZIP codes were required to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to curtail the outbreak and protect others. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "New York City measles outbreak has ended, health officials say," 3 Sep. 2019 Contemporary concerns about vaccine safety, however, are usually traced to debunked claims that there is a link between the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and autism. Jonathan Kennedy, Quartz, "The anti-vax movement is effectively reversing decades of progress in disease prevention," 11 Sep. 2019 On July 28, Washington state's Senate passed a bill prohibiting its residents from receiving that philosophical exemption for the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. Jared Weber, USA TODAY, "Measles outbreak: As students head back to school, US and world officials warn about risks," 3 June 2019 In some communities, anti-vaccine activists have spread false claims about the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, fueling refusal or hesitancy among parents about immunizing their children. oregonlive, "US measles cases surge as officials scramble to stop near-record outbreak," 22 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of rubella

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubella

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of rubellus reddish, from ruber red — more at red

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The first known use of rubella was in 1866

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