Rubella Information For Health Professionals
- Lab Testing
for Rubella at the MDH Public Health Laboratory
Information on the lab tests for rubella, when they should be used, and how to submit specimens to MDH.
- Clinical Testing and Submission Form
Include this form with each specimen when submitting for testing. Fill out the form as completely as possible and indicate which test is requested.
- Reporting Rubella
and Congenital Rubella Syndrome
All cases of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Find out what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.
Clinical features and epidemiology
- Rubella Clinical
Information on rubella for health professionals, including epidemiology, communicability, and treatment of cases and contacts.
- Rubella: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Rubella chapter in the CDC's Pink Book on vaccine-preventable diseases, 12th Edition (May 2012). Attention: Non-MDH link
- Images of Diseases: Rubella
The CDC offers photos of the disease and people affected by the disease. Attention: Non-MDH link. Warning: Graphic medical images.
- Rubella Vaccine Product Information and VIS
Attention: Non-MDH links
Generic nameManufacturerPrescribing informationVIS
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Merck M-M-R II Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccines: What You Need to Know Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (MMRV) Merck ProQuad
- Q&As About Vaccination Options for Preventing Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella
Technical questions and answers from the CDC regarding MMR vaccine. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Ask the Experts: MMR Vaccination
Experts from the CDC answer challenging questions about vaccines and their administration. Attention: Non-MDH link
ACIP Recommendations and MMWR reports
Prevention of Measles, Rubella, Congenital Rubella Syndrome, and Mumps, 2013: Summary Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
June 2013 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Attention: Non-MDH link
- MMWR Publications on MMR and MMRV Vaccines
Articles published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report regarding the measles-containing vaccines. Attention: Non-MDH link