Rubella (also known as epidemic roseola, German measles, liberty measles[1] or three-day measles) is a disease caused by the Rubella virus.

  1. Symptoms of rubella include:
  2. Children: Low grade fever, swollen glands, joint pain, headache, conjunctivitis, rash
  3. Adults and children:
  4. swollen glands or lymph nodes (may persist for up to a week)
  5. fever (rarely rises above 38 degrees Celsius [100.4 degrees Fahrenheit])
  6. rash (Appears on the face and then spreads to the trunk and limbs. It appears as pink dots under the skin. It appears on the first or third day of the illness but it disappears after a few days with no staining or peeling of the skin)
  7. Forchheimer's sign occurs in 20% of cases, and is characterized by small, red papules on the area of the soft palate
  8. flaking, dry skin
  9. nerves become weak or numb (very rare)