Rubella is also known as German measles and is very similar to the standard strain of measles but much less harmful. Rubella is caused by the Togavirus and spread by moisture secretions from infected hosts coughs and sneezes.
Rubella “Cendehill RUBV” also commonly known as three day measles and is considered a relatively mild disease that occurs mainly in children and young adults. The Rubella virus is considered a non-serious risk to all groups of people excluding pregnant women. Women who become infected in the earlier stages of gestation are 20% more like in incur foetus damage. The Rubella virus can cause birth defects ranging from but not exclusive to deafness, cataracts, heart defects, and liver or spleen damage. These birth defects are commonly known as Congenital Rubella Syndrome.
The disease is contagious and spread through the moisture spores released in an infected persons coughs and sneezes. Once infected, the virus can take as long as fourteen days to twenty-one days for the symptoms to set in. It most cases of the disease the symptoms can be so mild that most people don’t know they have and thus don’t know they’re spreading it. The symptoms themselves although discomforting are not typically life threatening. Symptoms include:
Swollen Glands – Usually the neck.
Salmon Pink Rash made up of Small Spots.
Aches, Pains & Headaches
If you suspect that you or your family members may have Rubella and the rash has appeared contact your doctor before going to the clinic in-case they need to make arrangements to avoid the risk of spread. Pregnant woman who suspect the virus should contact the doctor or midwife as soon as possible. The Rubella Vaccination has been used for over forty years, it does can be a single jab or most commonly administered as a combination alongside the vaccines for Measles and Mumps. It is now part of the national vaccination schedule and boosters are recommended for travels.
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RubellaAcross The World
The Rubella virus can be found all over the world yet outbreaks are rare.
Canada, Greenland, and United Stated Of America
Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Khemet (Modern day Egypt), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland , Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vatican City
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, North Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen
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The best way to prevent yourself from catching Rubella is to get vaccinated most people can carry the virus and spread it without showing any symptoms.
There is currently no specific treatment for the Rubella symptoms and most cases pass with no complications after around fourteen days. There are however a few different steps that can be made to ease discomfort. Ibuprofen and Paracetamol can be helpful to deal with aches, pains and fevers. Stay hydrated to help flush out the virus and get plenty of rest.
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