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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Single viral strain: Rubella is caused by a virus with only 1 known strain & humans as the only known source. Infection is passed by contact with infected fluid on surface ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Almost never: However, it is several days of misery, and if you are pregnant, it is likely that your unborn child will end up blind and/or deaf and/or seriously def ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Make sure you and you children are vaccinated.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Immunity: It means you've had rubella or the vaccine and cannot be infected.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Here is a great: article by Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rubella/basics/symptoms/con-20020067
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
German Measles: There are 2 types of measles, rubella (german measles) and rubeola (big measles).Rubella is bad because it can really harm a fetus by miscarrage or bi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Confusing question: When rubella is experienced as an infection as a kid or adult, it is a relatively mild illness that lasts a few days and usually has few if any long t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Mild: Rubella, or german measles, can cause rash and fever for 2-3 days which is usually mild in children and young adults and improves without any specific ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
You have antibodies: This test looks for evidence that you either had the disease or a successful vaccine. The presence of antibodies in the blood will turn the test posit ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: the unimmunized: All humans can get rubella (german measles). If your mother had the disease, you have some protection but only for 6 months. After that, you are on ... Read More
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