Rubella has nothing to do with wind, open more windows, ventilate less, and go to public places
Spring is the prone period of rubella. Many people think that rubella is caused by wind. Gu Qing, the director of the Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, reminded that rubella is an acute respiratory infection caused by rubella virus and has nothing to do with wind.
Rubella is prone to occur in spring and is more common in children aged 5 to 9 years. Adults may also get rubella.
The main symptoms of rubella are fever, a systemic rash, often accompanied by swollen occipital lymph nodes behind the ears.
Rubella in children and adults is mainly transmitted through the respiratory tract by droplets. Close contact between people can also be transmitted through contact.
If the pregnant woman is infected with rubella virus early, the fetus may develop congenital rubella, causing stillbirth, premature birth and various congenital malformations.
Gu Qing reminded that the first step in preventing rubella is to avoid contact with rubella patients.
Patients with rubella are generally mild. If there are no complications, they can be isolated and recuperated at home. They must not take illness to school, go to work, touch fewer people, and never go to crowded public places.
Drink plenty of water, eat light, digestible foods, and don’t get cold.
If a few patients have complications such as otitis media, pharyngitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, arthritis or myocarditis, encephalitis, they need to be treated in time.
During the rubella epidemic, children, pregnant women, especially in the 3 months before pregnancy, do not go to public places to avoid contact with rubella patients.
Rubella is a very resistant virus. Opening more windows to ventilate and maintain air circulation can accelerate the death of rubella virus in the air.
At the same time, pay attention to personal hygiene and household hygiene, avoid excessive fatigue, pay attention to nutrition, and improve their ability to resist disease.