Rubella is a viral infection that is more common in childhood and usually has a benign course. It can be practically asymptomatic or present with low-grade fever or fever in an inconstant way.
Faint pink rash that begins on the face and chest and spreads to the entire body in about 24 hours. The spots disappear in 1 to 5 days.
It is a viral disease and therefore contagious. The incubation period is between 10 and 23 days. The period of contagion between 1 or 2 days before the appearance of the rash up to 6 or 7 days after it.
It is common in the nape region and in the back region of the ears and can be somewhat painful. A sore throat (pharyngitis) is common.
It is preventive with the application of the triple viral vaccine (MMR). The vaccine prevents the transmission of the disease and consequently the incidence of Congenital Rubella.
Intrauterine rubella infection can cause multiple congenital malformations (deafness, intrauterine growth retardation, eye disorders, cardiac malformations, etc.) or (in the first trimester).
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