Rubella (German measles)
A usually mild disease caused by the rubella virus.
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Rubella (German measles)

A usually mild disease caused by the rubella virus.

Symptoms:

  • Slight fever, swollen lymph nodes in the armpits or groin. 
  • A rash of flat pink spots develops after about two or three days, but it isn’t itchy. 
  • Some children have joint pain.

Seriousness:

  • Phone your doctor. 
  • Don’t take your child to the doctor because of the risk of infecting pregnant women.

Treatment:

  • Liquid paracetamol to reduce fever. 
  • Plenty of liquids.

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