Rubella Virus also known as german measles

Where: Rubella aka German Measles was discovered in Germany.

Who: German Medical Literature

How: Rubella was discovered through medical research in a German hospital after a major outbreak occurred in surrounding countries.

How is it spread? Rubella is airborne which means that if a person with rubella coughs, sneezes or even talks then they can spread it.

Rubella is what causes the German Measles and some symptoms are pink or red rash that begins on the face and then spreads downward to the rest of the body, mild fever, usually under 102°F, and swollen and tender lymph nodes.

The most common way to treat German measles is by being treated at home. Your doctor will tell you to rest in bed and to take acetaminophen, or Tylenol, which can help relieve a fever and/or aches. They may also tell you that you should stay home from work or school to prevent spreading it to others.

In order to prevent getting German measles, getting a vaccination is a safe and effective way. The rubella vaccine is typically combined with vaccines for the measles and mumps as well as varicella, the virus that causes chicken pox.

The discovery of Rubella informed other countries about the disease and kick started the research of it.

Works Cited: "Rubella." History of Vaccines. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2017.

"Rubella." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 July 2015. Web. 03 Mar. 2017.

"Rubella | German Measles | MedlinePlus." MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2017.


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