Measles Can Be More Severe Than German Measles
Parents need to know that measles (Rubeola or tigdas) may cause more severe symptoms than German measles (Rubella or Three-Day measles).
The virus that causes rubella often leads to mild symptoms, and sometimes, none at all for some people. On the other hand, the virus that causes tigdas can result in serious problems and even death, especially to children under 5.
Fortunately, cases of measles and German measles had significantly dropped, thanks to the MMR (Mumps, Measles, Rubella) vaccine, which is included in the DOH’s Expanded Program on Immunization.
Tigdas and Rubella Have Different Symptoms
Symptoms of German measles vs. measles have some similarities but are also different on certain levels.
For one, both conditions produce reddish or pinkish rashes that break out in the face first before they spread to the torso, arms, and legs. The other non-specific symptoms they have in common are:
- High temperature (please note that fever in German measles is usually milder).
- Runny nose (but can be stuffy nose for German measles)
- Inflamed, red eyes (sore eyes for measles)
Other Symptoms of German Measles
Below are the other signs and symptoms of German measles: