Sun February 05, 2012 By: Prajakta Badade

what happens to the body when suffering from the disease rubella?

Expert Reply
Mon February 06, 2012
Rubella, also known as the German measles, is an infection in which there is a rash on the skin. Rubella is caused by a virus that is spread through the air or by close contact. 

Symptoms: Children generally have few symptoms. Adults may experience a fever, headache, general discomfort (malaise), and a runny nose before the rash appears. They may not notice the symptoms. Other symptoms may include bruising (rare), inflammation of the eyes and muscle or joint pain.

Rubella is usually a mild infection. After an infection, people have immunity to the disease for the rest of their lives.

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