Which region has become first in the world to declare Rubella (German measles) free?
North and South America region have become the first region of the world to eradicate Rubella. There are no home-grown cases in five years. Rubella (German measles) is caused by a virus and spreads when infected person coughs or sneezes. It causes a rash, a slight fever, aching joints, headaches, runny nose and red eyes. The virus spread by sneezes or coughs can lead to serious birth defects if contracted by pregnant woman.Reference