Rubella (German Measles)

General Information

Rubella is a viral infection that is most serious in pregnant females because it can harm their unborn baby. It is also called German measles or three-day measles.

Information for Providers

  • This is a Wisconsin Disease Surveillance Category I disease:
    Report IMMEDIATELY by TELEPHONE to the patient's local public health department upon identification of a confirmed or suspected case. The local health department shall then notify the state epidemiologist immediately of any confirmed or suspected cases. Within 24 hours, submit a case report electronically through the Wisconsin Electronic Surveillance System (WEDSS), by mail or fax using an Acute and Communicable Disease Case Report, F44151 (Word), or by other means. DHS Communicable Disease Reporting
  • Case Reporting and Investigation Protocol (EpiNet): P-01978 Rubella (PDF)
  • Case report form Rubella, congenital syndrome
  • ACIP recommendations

Contact Information

Wisconsin Local Health DepartmentsRegional officesTribal agencies

Wisconsin Immunization Program staff

Last Revised: October 7, 2021