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.
Measles. There are two "forms" of measles: rubeola (the "ordinary" kind), which causes more serious symptoms and can do permanent damage, and rubella ("german" measles), which is very benign if you have it as a child or an adult but can induce severe birth defects in womem infected early in pregnancy. Aside from some similarity in symptoms, there isn't much in common betwen the two viruses.

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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...

What can prevent measles and german measles?

Measles. Measles, or rubeola, is prevented by a vaccine given to children at about 18 months of age. German measles, or rubella, is also prevedted by a vaccine given at the same time. Its called an MMR and also includes mumps vaccine. Read more...
It's called vaccines. Vaccines for these diseases have been around for decades and are quite safe and effective when used as recommended.Today in the US ,the MMR is a combinattion vaccine that includes 3 weakened but live viruses that are administered at 1 and 4-5 years. This confers immunity in 95% after both doses. There is no way to kill the viruses if you get these diseases. Read more...

What is the difference between red measles and german measles?

Different viruses. Rubeola or "red measles" is caused by the rubeola virus, and usually lasts about 14 days. Although most people recover without problems, rubeola can lead to pneumonia or encephalitis. Rubella or "german measles" is caused by the rubella virus and lasts about 3 days. While usually milder than red measles, it can cause significant birth defects if a pregnant woman gives it to her unborn child. Read more...

What kind of rashes are in german measles?

Rubella. Reddish rash starting on the face and spreading to the rest of the trunk and arms. Disappears in 2-3 days, may have minimal pealing of skin during/after rash subsides. Milder than measles. Read more...
Two. A diffuse macularpapular discrete rash covering the trunk and spreading centripetally to extremities, usually lasting 3-5 days. There is a second rash that occurs 20% of the time inside the oral cavity called an enanthem. This is forchheimer sign. Also, lymph nodes are swollen behind ears. Read more...
Agree with Drs. Vaccine phobia, the result of false science & bad press, has allowed resurgence of vaccine-preventable illnesses. Young doctors have never seen these rashes nor recognized the prodrome (symptoms before rash) of measles, nor seen measles encephalitis. Protectect your baby, who will, without question, be in a group with unimmunized or inadequately immunized children. Read more...

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...
Rubella. German measles is rubella which is prevented by the use of the MMR vaccine. Rubella is rare in developed countries. The major problem with german measles/rubella is that it can cause congenital rubella syndrome if a woman contracts it while she is pregnant. Congenital rubella syndrome is extremely rare. The affected baby may have deafness, small head, eye problems, heart problems etc. Read more...

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...
German Measle Sx's. German Measles (AKA Rubella or 3 Day Measles) symptoms may include fever (usually 102 or lower), joint pain, loss of appetite, feeling tired, nasal congestion,sore throat, cough, red eyes, headache & swollen & tender lymph nodes (posterior cervical & sub occipital). The most prominent symptom is a fine light red to pink rash which begins on the face and moves to the trunk and extremities. It is > Read more...

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...