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- n. Rubella
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- n. A mild contagious viral disease, which may cause birth defects if contracted by a pregnant woman during early pregnancy; also called rubella.
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- n. a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester
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Ken Mattingly, the originalApollo 13 astronaut who was exposed to German measles and replaced at the last moment, was still with NASA and at the table.
Visions ofApollo 13 and Ken Mattingly’s removal from that mission because of an exposure to German measles aroused my paranoia to insane levels.