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German Measles or Rubella


This viral disease is not as contagious or serious as measles. It starts like a mild cold with a runny nose sore throat and a mild temperature.This disease can be prevented by inoculating your child with the MMR vaccine when she is between 12 to 18 months old. This should confer lifelong immunity from the disease.

What are the symptoms of German measles

This viral disease is not as contagious or serious as measles. The incubation period is around 17 to 18 days. It starts like a mild cold with a runny nose, sore throat and a mild temperature. Two days later your child will break out in a rash. Initially, the spots will appear behind the ears and on the forehead before moving down the body. These spots are pale, flat, and more spread out than the ones symptomatic of measles. The rash lasts only for a few days. The glands on the back of the neck will swell up.
 

Do I need to take this disease seriously 

The symptoms of this disease are so mild that there is no specific treatment. The best you can do is to make sure that your child is comfortable and keep her amused. While you need not be particularly worried about the health of your child, the greatest danger of this disease is that it could result in foetal damage in a pregnant woman. 

This disease can be prevented by inoculating your child with the MMR vaccine when she is between 12 to 18 months old. This should confer lifelong immunity from the disease.

 

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prashant.4 years ago
My 8 month son has same symptoms.
Pls guide
 
 
 
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prashant.4 years ago
My 8 month son has same symptoms.
Pls guide
 
 
 
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Lucy.7 years ago
the inoculation does not necessarily immunise your child against german measels. i have had it four times in my life and have had the mmr vaccine, and scheduled booster. i am 18.
 
 
 
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VANESSA.7 years ago
none
 
 
 
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jane.7 years ago
my 2 year old has german measels right now and he has had his mmr jab
 
 
 
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ib.7 years ago
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kokokojiji.7 years ago
jinufo nohyurfrodo 34nununuyo
 
 
 
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