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German measles

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Introduction
Rubella (also known as German measles) is a viral infection that used to be common in children. It is usually a mild condition.
Symptoms of rubella
The symptoms of rubella usually take two 2-3 weeks to develop after infection. This time is called the incubation period.
Diagnosing rubella
If you suspect that you or your child have rubella, phone your GP surgery or NHS 111 straight away for advice.
Treating rubella
There is no specific treatment for rubella. The condition is usually mild and improves without treatment within 7-10 days.
Preventing rubella
The best way to avoid catching rubella is to be immunised with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.