Infectious Diseases: Rubella (Also Called German Measles)



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Symptoms

Low fever and a mild cold; may be followed by a rash. Neck glands may swell.

Cause

Caused by a virus.

Treatment

There is no treatment for rubella.

Transmission/Prevention

Spread through close contact between people. Can also be spread through sneezing and coughing. The illness lasts about three days. Rubella is prevented through immunization with the MMR vaccine; ask your doctor when your child should get this vaccine.

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