Rubella information on symptoms, vaccine, and treatment.
Also known as “German measles,” is caused by a virus and typically involves fever and rashes. Firstly, The virus spreads through contact with objects or surfaces touched by an infected person with unwashed hands. Most importantly, the disease is highly contagious, even before the onset of symptoms, and people without symptoms can still spread the virus.
The symptoms usually appear within 16-18 days of infection, although it can range from 12-25 days after infection.
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
The MMR vaccine is highly effective in preventing transmission, with one dose being about 97% effective. It also provides protection against two other diseases, measles, and mumps.
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