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Rubella Virus

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Morgan Rochester

on 8 January 2015

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Transcript of Rubella Virus

Congenital Rubella Virus
What is Congenital Rubella Virus?
What Country of Origin did Rubella Virus Come From?
Who discovered Congenital Rubella Virus?
Congenital Rubella Virus was first discovered in the 1940's. It is unknown who discovered it.
Where is Congenital Rubella Virus Found?
Rubella has a worldwide distribution.
Methods of Transmitting Rubella Virus
Possible ways of transmitting Rubella Virus are through air, coughing and sneezing
Symptoms of Rubella
-Low Grade Fever
-Pain or Stiffness in the fingers, wrists,knees, and joints
-Rash that usually starts at face and progresses down body
-Many people do not have symptoms
-Can have an effect on pregnant women's baby(Congenital Rubella)
Treatments for Rubella
There are no treatments for Rubella other than resting and drinking lots of water.
To prevent Rubella virus you can get the vaccination.
Scientific Name: Rubella Virus
Number of People Affected
Not many people get the Rubella Virus due to the vaccination. 99.6% of Rubella cases dropped after the vaccination was invented
Mortality Rate for Rubella
Incubation Period
14-23 days
Interesting Facts about Rubella Virus
1. Rubella Virus is also called German Measles.
2. Rubella Virus infections are thought to potentially cause Type 1 Diabetes.
3. The symptoms can be very severe if you are 60 or older.
4. The name Rubella is derived from Latin and it means little red.
5. Up to 50% of people who have Rubella Virus don't have symptoms.
Congenital Rubella Virus can occur in a developing fetus of a pregnant women who has contracted Rubella during her first trimester. Rubella is a single stranded positive-sense RNA virus. The virus is spherical and ranges from 40-80 nanometers in diameter.
Rubella was first described by German physicians.
Rubella is normally a mild virus and only in very rare cases people die. If you are an expectant mother and have Rubella it can be very harmful. In 1963-1964 11,000 fetuses died due to Rubella outbreaks.
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