Viral Skin Diseases

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German measles is an infection caused by the rubella virus. The illness causes a low-grade fever and rash on the face that spreads to the body. Swollen lymph nodes and joint pain may also occur. Typically, rubella symptoms last between 2 to 3 days. The rubella virus can be transmitted via air droplets through coughing and sneezing.

Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Rubella (German Measles, Three-Day Measles)." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.