Early symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, stomach cramps and fever with cold hands and feet.
Symptoms can appear in any order and some may not appear at all. Do not wait for a rash if other symptoms are present.
Press the side of a clear glass firmly against the skin. Spots/rash may fade at first, but keep checking.
A fever with spots/rash that DOES NOT FADE under pressure is a medical emergency. CALL 999 IMMEDIATELY!
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