What Occurs At Infection?

Rubella gets into a human body most often with inhalation of the infected air, through mucosa surfaces of respiratory organs, and from there goes to travel in whole organism with a blood stream. As a result the organism reacts to the infection with hyperadenosis, especially on back part of a neck and nape.

During the disease the infected may have rhinitis and cough, but they are usually insignificant and do not cause a special irritation. Besides, irritation in a throat may appear, lacrimation, muscular pain and headache, fever. Against rubella symptomatology the patient has usually decreased appetite.

In the first days of the disease almost ninety percent of patients have rashes which represent oval or round pinkish-red fine maculae. The rash at the initial stage arises on face, neck, head and behind ears, and then is shown on all body, diffusion usually occurs within one day. Rashes completely cover all body, not excepting back, breeches and external part foot and palms. Occasionally the eruption arises on mouth mucosa though it occurs very seldom, rash remains within three days.

Children have rubella very easily. The disease proceeds heavier in adults, all clinical symptoms are aggravated, body temperature increases to 39°C, and there is a strong headache, pain in muscles. Rash is more intensive, merge in one big seat becomes perceptible; the rash stays much longer than in children.