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What other symptoms are caused by german measles?

What other symptoms are caused by german measles?

Non-specific: German measles (rubella) in adults and older children is usually a self limited illness characterized by "flu"-like symptoms (i.S. Fever, coughing, a rash) and is usually short-lived. It can present as stillbirth or with serious birth defects if acquired transplacentally during the first trimester. It msy sldo give a rash. ...Read more

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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Are measles and german measles the same?

Are measles and german measles the same?

No: Measles (also known as rubeola) is caused by a completely different virus from german measles (also known as rubella), but you can prevent being infected by both viruses by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination. ...Read more

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Help me out here: what is german measles?

Rubella: Rubella is the virus causing the "german" measles, sometimes called the "three day" measles. It can cause serious problems for an unborn baby (congenital rubella syndrome) if mom contracts this virus in the first half of the pregnancy. Other than in pregnancy, severe or serious complications are uncommon with rubella. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get from german measles?

AKA 3 DAY MEASLES: Is transmitted via coughing or sneezing, it is not the same disease as measles. Common symptoms may be so mild that they may go unnoticed. When symptoms are present, yhey typically consist of low grade fever, headache, runny or stuffy nose, irritated or swollen eyes, back of the neck gland swelling, behind ears or base of skull and joint pain. The most common symptom is a rash trunk to extremiti. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of german measles in baby?

Rubella: Rubella is also known as german measles. Child can have fever, rash, irritability, decreased appetite, lymph node enlargement, etc. Any rash with fever in a child should be evaluated by the doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get german measles more than once?

No: There is only one serotype of rubella so one can only get it once if not immunized. ...Read more

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What are some of the later symptoms of german measles?

What are some of the later symptoms of german measles?

There are none: German measles (rubella) is often never even noticed and at worst produces an uncomfortable arthritis and mild viral-type illness. However, the great concern is permanent damage to the unborn child before 20 weeks. Before the vaccine, the effects were familiar to everyone -- these blind, deaf, brain-damaged &/or deformed children were common sights. Be grateful for immunization. ...Read more

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Can you get german measles after having regular measles?

Rubeola or rubella: Please do not confuse measles, also called rubeola, with german measles whose other name is rubella. Both illnesses are caused by different viruses. Infection with the measles virus does not confer immunity to german measles and vice versa. ...Read more

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I had german measles before, can I get the other measles?

I had german measles before, can I get the other measles?

Different viruses: Having German measles, which is milder, gives you lifelong immunity only to German Measles. If you were never vaccinated (MMR) which would be quite odd at your age, you could get the more serious red measles. Try to clarify with your parents whether you ever got the MMR. it was available when you were little. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how measles and german measles differ?

Defferent germ/efect: The german measles is a rather mild illness of childhood that causes tremendous birth defects (deaf, dumb, blind, miscarriage, blood poisoning)if experienced by a woman in pregnancy.Measles is a nasty viral illness at any age that can produce significant lethargy, weakness, fevers, prostration. ...Read more

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I don't want to develop german measles. What steps can I take?

I don't want to develop german measles. What steps can I take?

Vaccination: German measles is caused by the rubella virus. There are vaccines available to provide you with an immunity to the rubella virus. If you have not had the rubella vaccine, you should see you doctor, or your community health clinic. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract german measles after having measles?

Separate illnesses: The measles is the term for the longer harsher form of measles , also called american measles by some.The german measles is a shorter milder form that is nonetheless deadly to unborn babies & produces tragic birth defects/miscarriage/blindness/etc. They are separate diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with german measles. What does this mean?

German Measles: Most of the population get vaccinated to this. It will run it's course with him and he needs to keep away from un-vaccinated people. It is more of a problem with pregnant patients who have no immunity because it can cause mental retardation in the baby. ...Read more

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What is the difference between german measles and regular measles?

Severity: Measles is rubeola and is caused by a paromyxovirus of the genus morbillivirus. Rubella is caused by rubella virus. Rubeola is generally more severe than rubella which can actually pass unnoticed. Rubeola has 3 days fever, conjunctivitis runny nose before rash develops and rubella is commonly done in 3 days. (3 day measles). http://www.emedicinehealth.com/measles/article_em.htm has more info. ...Read more

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What are the differences between german measles and normal measles?

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See below: German measles presents with impressive generalized rash lasting only 3 days, mild fever, and swollen lymph nodes. Measles, in contrast, presents with higher fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis, and generalized rash. Complications including pneumonia, otitis media, and diarrhea are common in children with measles. ...Read more

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Does having german measles before, give you immunity to the real measles?

Does having german measles before, give you immunity to the real measles?

No: German Measles is caused by the Rubella Virus. This is a togavirus with single stranded RNA. Measles or Rubeolla is from the family called Paramyxoviridae (genus Morbillivirus) & is also single -stranded RNA. They are two entirely different viral infections and one does not confer immunity for the other. ...Read more

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Why is rubella called "german measles"?

First description: Rubella is a viral illness that was first described by german physicians in the middle of the 18th century. It became known as german measles because of where it was first described, and because the rash it produces is similar in appearance to the rash of measles or rubeola. ...Read more

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Rubella (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. It is also known as German measles or three-day measles. Symptoms include an initial flu-like illness followed by a rash on the face that spreads to the trunk and limbs. An ...Read more


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German Measles (Definition)

Another name for German ...Read more