Group on Immunization Education
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
RubellaRubella, Latin for "little red" was initially considered to be a variant of measles or scarlet fever and was called "third disease." Its clinical features include: an incubation period of 12-23 days, lymphadenopathy in the second week, maculopapular rash 14-17 days after exposure, and a rash on the face and neck which may be more prominent after a hot shower. For more detail and original CDC source click here: http://www.cdc.gov/health/diseases.htm.
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