Transmission Electron Micrograph of Rubella Viruses Budding from a Host Cell

Image provided by Dr. Fred Murphy and Sylvia Whitfield.
Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The rubella virus causes German measles. The virus gets its envelope by budding from the host cell's cytoplasmic membrane.

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