German Measles Symptoms, Treatments and More

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2. German Measles Symptoms

Rubella has mild symptoms compared to measles, but they're not pleasant. The signs of German measles show about two to three weeks after exposure. The rash associated with rubella has unique characteristics. It begins on the face, quickly spreads to the body then arms and legs then disappears in the same sequence.

Other symptoms include low-grade fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, a slight cough, mild fever and a stuffy or runny nose. Young women with the virus might also experience aching joints.

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