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Might rubella (german measles) remain underlying in the skin after the infection has passed?

Might rubella (german measles) remain underlying in the skin after the infection has passed?

Rubella: No, you may be thinking of chicken pox, which lies dormant in the nerve root and comes out later in life as shingles. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

German measles is also known as Rubella. German measles, also called rubella, is a viral infection that often causes a rash spreading from the face to the rest of the body, as well as fever, headache, and runny nose. Infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects or ...Read more


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Help me out here: what is german measles?

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

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 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 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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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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Measles (Definition)

Measles (rubeola) is formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic red rash. (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis). Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is 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