also called German measles and or
Rubella is a contagious viral infection that is associated
with a rash, inflamed eyes that may last one – to five days before the
rash appears, fever, malaise, runny nose, and headache. Rubella is
cause by a virus that is transmitted through the air or by close contact.
An expecting mother who has this disease can transmit it to the fetus,
and it can be very serious because it can cause defects to their unborn
child. If the women is infected with Rubella in her first trimester,
congenital rubella syndrome can occur, and defects are rare if the expecting
mom contracted rubella after her 20th week of pregnancy. A person can transmit
rubella from 7 days before rash appears and until 1 week after the rash
Low grade fever
Inflammation of the eyes
Or the patient may experience no symptoms at all.
Treatment: There is no specific treatment for Rubella. Other
See your Doctor.
Acetaminophen may be given to relieve fever and for the discomfort.
Children should get complete immunization shots (MMR )
Women of childbearing age, should get screen by rubella serology, and
if immunity is not present, immunization can be given providing that conception
can be prevented for at least 3 months after getting vaccination. * Vaccination
should not be given to pregnant women at any time.