Incubation period

It’s variable. It lasts between 14-21 days.

Infectiousness Period

It’s limited. It starts 3-7 days before the eruption and stops 5-7 days after the eruption has disappeared. Newborns with congenital rubella excrete the virus for about 6-12 months, thus being highly contagious for those with whom they come in contact. In congenital rubella evolution the newborn can be contagious even 24 months.


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