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Rubella symptoms

Rubella symptoms

Rubella sufferers develop a natural, life-long immunity against the disease after recovery from rubella. In unvaccinated populations, rubella is primarily a disease of early childhood. In developed countries where almost all children are properly immunized, cases of rubella are detected in adolescence and early adulthood with rubella infections more common in the seasons of winter and spring.

In most cases children’s complaints are mild to moderate. The most common symptoms of rubella¬†are:
– moderately elevated temperature
– general weakness and discomfort
– joint pain
– headache
– excessive discharge or build-up of mucus in the nose or throat, associated with inflammation of the mucous membrane (catarrh)
– red, sore eyes
– rash
– swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes

The rash is mild composed of small spots, first appears on the face and spreads from the head to the feet, without trend of merging spots totaling about 3 days; almost half of the cases of rubella occur without rash. Most often affected are the lymph nodes located immediately behind the ears or on the nape.

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