DETROIT (WWJ) – Healthcare workers warn visitors from the North American International Auto Show about the potential impact on rubella – a contagious viral disease, also known as German measles.
Michigan's Health and Human Resources Department claims that authorities in another country reported that one of their people who visited NAIAS last month was diagnosed with a virus – and was probably contagious when visiting the Cobo Center in Detroit.
The symptoms of rubella may include low-grade fever, neck pain 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, and the symptoms start from 12 to 23 days after exposure. Masali can also be caused by miscarriage or serious birth defects, health workers say if a woman is unvaccinated and infected while she is pregnant.
The Department of Health claims that rubella can be prevented by rubella containing rubella, which is usually used in combination with measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and is included in daily vaccination. Anyone who may be exposed and not sure about the vaccination status should contact a doctor.
According to the state, the last time that rubella was reported in Michigan was 2007.
According to the organizers, more than 774,000 people attended this year's NAIAS.
((For more information on rubella, please contact the CDC.gov/rubella disease control and prevention centers.))