South Country Central School District officials on Friday warned parents and students that a teacher has contracted rubella, also known…
South Country Central School District officials on Friday warned parents and students that a teacher has contracted rubella, also known as German measles, a contagious disease that experts say starts with children rashing in the face and spreading to the rest of  “The health office has been informed that a faculty member at Bellport High School has been diagnosed with rubella (German measles)”, read a note sent by district officials to parents on Friday. “We inform you that you can look at your child for any signs or symptoms of the disease.”
Spokeswoman Grace Kelly-McGovern in Suffolk, said health officials are aware of the report of any contracting dog, but that they had not confirmed the presence of the disease.
District officials refused to comment beyond the statement to the parents. Members of the Board could not be reached or refused to comment.
In the district note, symptoms of rubella in children, including low quality fever, headache, mild pink eyes, general discomfort, swollen or enlarged lymph nodes, a cough and a runny nose, are indicated. The letter also urged parents to contact the school’s health office at 631
-730-1580 and their children’s caregivers about their children exhibit some symptoms.
Symptoms last for about three days according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which send information about the disease on their website. Experts said the disease spreads through sneezing and coughing.
In adults it appears that the rat is a mild disease with a low degree of fever, sore throat and a rash similar to the child.
“Rubella can cause a miscarriage or serious birth defect in a developing baby if a woman is infected while she is pregnant,” says it.
The agency also said that between 25 and 50 percent of people infected with rubella shows no sign of it.