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What is the difference between german measles and regular measles?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Separate germs
Rubella, or german measles is a rather mild rash producing illness in kids and adults that does its most damage to a fetus.
If mom gets it during pregnancy, it can miscarry, become deaf, mute and or blind and suffer major organ damage. The measles (rubeola) is a harsh longer illness that can result in severe complications including death at any age.

In brief: Separate germs
Rubella, or german measles is a rather mild rash producing illness in kids and adults that does its most damage to a fetus.
If mom gets it during pregnancy, it can miscarry, become deaf, mute and or blind and suffer major organ damage. The measles (rubeola) is a harsh longer illness that can result in severe complications including death at any age.
Dr. James Ferguson
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