Top 10 Eradicable Diseases



Also called "German measles," rubella is a stealthy disease that can sometimes come and go completely unnoticed. More commonly though, an itchy rash appears on a person's face and then slowly spreads down the body. Anyone of any age can be infected with the rubella virus, but it's less common in infants and people over the age of 40. Luckily it's a fairly benign illness, and if you do catch rubella, the best thing to do is stay at home for about a week while it's still contagious to stop it from spreading.