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German Measles

Information about German Measles

We Have to Know about the German Measles

  • German measles (rubella) is a viral illness
  • Can only spread from one person to another, It is shed from the throat and in the urine of an infected person

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

Causes of German Measles

  • Rubella virus

Do’s and Don’ts of German Measles

Signs & Symptoms of German Measles

  • Pinkish slightly raised spots. The rash starts on the face and spreads to the chest and back, and finally to the limbs
  • Aching joints, and even swelling, warmth and redness of the joints,

Medical advice for German Measles

  • During an outbreak of rubella
  • If your child develops a rash illness

Risk factors of German Measles

  • Any person who has not had rubella before, or who have not been vaccinated
  • it may be acquired in the first 18 weeks of pregnancy and pose a serious risk to the foetus

Treatment for German Measles

  • No specific treatment
  • Medicines according to the symptoms

Self-care for German Measles

  • Women who are planning a pregnancy should have a blood test to see whether they are immune to rubella. If not, they should be vaccinated against rubella before falling pregnant.

Investigations for German Measles

Risk factors of German Measles
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