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German Measles (Rubella)

German Measles (Rubella) Causes

The disease is acquired where in the virus is transmitted to one person and the other. It can be transmitted thru coughing or sneezing or direct contact. The disease can also be transferred from pregnant woman to the fetus.

German Measles (Rubella) Definition

It is medically known as Rubella. German measles is not the same as measles. German measles is not the same with measles because they are caused by different viruses. It is not contagious nor it is severe that is why it is also called the three-day measles.

German Measles (Rubella) Diagnosis

The disease is confirmed by most doctors through laboratory tests which includes virus culture or blood tests.

German Measles (Rubella) Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms are only mild which includes mild fever of 102 F or lower, headache, runny or stuffy nose, eyes are red and swelling, lymph nodes are enlarged and tender, rash that is fine and pink which starts in the face and joints are aching especially in women.

German Measles (Rubella) Treatment

There is no treatment to shorten the course of rubella infection. It is highly recommended to isolate patients from others particularly pregnant women during the infectious period. Antibodies are given to pregnant women to get rid off infection. Early treatment is needed for children that have several problems or complications.

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