Also known as:
Measles, mumps, rubella, Mumps, Rubella, German measles
Measles, mumps and rubella are serious diseases caused by viruses. They are spread from person to person through the air.
Measles virus can cause minor symptoms such as skin rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation or mild fever. It can also cause more serious symptoms such as ear infection, pneumonia, seizures, permanent brain damage or death.
Mumps virus causes fever, headache and swollen glands, but more serious symptoms include hearing loss, and painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries. Mumps can cause breathing problems or meningitis and these infections can be fatal.
Rubella virus (also called German Measles) causes skin rash, mild fever and joint pain. Becoming infected with rubella during pregnancy can result in a miscarriage or serious birth defects.
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