Austin confirms first rubella case since 1999

Austin, Texas – Austin Public Health is investigating a confirmed rubella case less than a month after confirming the first measles case in Travis County since 1999 – which is also the last time a Travis County resident had rubella. Nationwide, there are typically less than ten rubella cases annually, most of which are associated with international travel.

Rubella is covered by the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. While Austin/Travis County has a relatively high vaccination…