German Measles Symptoms, Treatments and More

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3. What Causes German Measles?

The rubella virus causes German measles, which is sometimes referred to as the three-day measles because of its milder symptoms and shortened duration. Although it has measles in its name, it's not caused by the same viral infection.

The word German refers to the country where the virus was first identified, and rubella is a Latin term for little red. The infection can spread to infants, adults and pregnant women.3‘Rubella.’ Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 18 Mar. 2021,

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