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Lynn and West Norfolk is the only place in the UK this week that has a recorded cases of Rubella, otherwise known as German Measles.

According to the NOIDS (notifiable diseases) report released for this week out of England, Scotland and Wales King's Lynn and West Norfolk has one case of the disease.

Previous weeks show that Rubella cases are rare and some have been seen in Yorkshire and Norfolk.

Caring nurse holding kind elderly lady's hands in bed.. (52014082)
Caring nurse holding kind elderly lady's hands in bed.. (52014082)

Cases are down overall from last year, however quite a few recorded cases are seen in the West Norfolk area.

Due to vaccinations, cases of the infection are often rare and no longer severe, although they can be dangerous for pregnant women.

The infection caused by the rubella virus.

This disease is often mild with half of people not realizing that they are infected.

A rash may start around two weeks after exposure and last for three days.



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