Symptoms of rubella can be noticed not at once, sometimes in two-three weeks after a becoming infected. Most often just in two days before rush appears (the main symptom of the disease) it is possible to feel slight malaise.
The disease is characterized with a weak headache, hyporexia, slightly reddened throat and rhinitis though such symptoms quite correspond to another disease, and also are characteristic to chronic fatigue. Anyway the final diagnosis “rubella” can be made only when the eruption appears inherent only to this disease.
Rashes represent fine specks of light pink color, with an oval or round form and with a diameter two to five millimeters. Specks don’t trend to merge with each other and don’t get a form of pimples. The eruption is shown on face and neck, and then, within very short term covers all body. It appears even on outer side of foot and palms, internal surfaces are never affected. In children rash is kept about three days, in the adult about five days, and then completely vanishes.
Together with rush moderate temperature can be shown, sometimes it reaches 39°C, lymph nodes which are located on back part of the head and neck are considerably enlarged; the inflamed lymph nodes are very painful. The general state is aggravated with an unpleasant headache, the shivers and painfulness in muscles and joints. It is noticed that children who are younger than ten years old sustain rubella very slightly, however in adults the illness proceeds much severer.