1 February 2019 6:57
If you were in Detroit last month, you want to read it.
The Michigan Health Department (MDH) warns the public of the possible effects of rubella, also known as German measles. Michigan health officials said another country said it was one of their citizens attending the 13th-15th North American International Motor Show. In January, is diagnosed with rubella. MDH said this person might be contagious to Detroit.
Rubella is a viral disease and its symptoms may include low-grade fever, sore throat and rash that begins on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. It is a virus in the air and spreads cough and sneezing. Symptoms may start from 12 to 23 days.
The Department of Health added that people infected with rubella are the most serious when the rash is erupted, but they can be contagious from seven days seven days after the rash. They said that rubella children can cause miscarriage or serious birth defects if the woman is unvaccinated and infected while she is pregnant. Officials referred to as rubella may be prevented by a rubella-containing vaccine. MDH encourages those who might be exposed and not sure about their vaccination status to contact their health care provider.
The last time that rubella was reported in Michigan was 2007.
More information on rubella is available at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.Cdc.gov/rubella.