MDHHS warns of rubella exposure at Detroit auto show

DETROIT, Mich. (WOOD) — If you visited the North American International Auto Show , health officials say you may have been exposed to rubella, also known as German measles.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services alerted attendees Friday, after learning from another state that one of its residents who attended the auto show was diagnosed with rubella. The MDHHS said the patient may have been contagious while in Detroit Jan. 13-15.

The last confirmed case of rubella was reported in Michigan in 2007.

Symptoms of rubella include a low-grade fever, sore throat and a facial rash that spreads to the rest of the body. The virus can lead to miscarriage or serious birth defects in a developing baby if a pregnant woman is infected.

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