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What are the symptoms of German measles?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of German measles are usually mild and may even go unnoticed. If symptoms occur at all, they usually show up about two to three weeks after being exposed to the virus and last between two and three days. Common symptoms include a low-grade fever, red eyes, cough, headache, runny nose, swollen lymph nodes, rose-colored spots in the mouth, and a characteristic rash that starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. Adults, mainly women, may also experience joint pain.

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