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what is the death rate of rubella

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rarely fatl pre/post: Rubella is a rather minor illness in most patients with 25-50% remaining asymptomatic. Rarely infections of the heart muscle or encephalitis were quit ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to know: Rubella during pregnancy is known to cause miscarriage, or fetal deaths but the numbers are hard to come by.It can be a mild flu like illness in mom t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
10 IMPORTED cases: <10 people a year in the USA have rubella (German measles) since 2002, all cases have been traceable to foreigners who carried the virus in from ab ... Read More
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Dr. Frederick Friedman
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: If by "anti-rubella virus" you mean antibodies, then this is normal for someone who was immunized in the past. In that case, the lab test indicates th ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Make sure you and you children are vaccinated.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience 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 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 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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