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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Does the immunity vaccines get towards measles also count for german measles?

Separate diseases: Measles vaccine addresses the measles which is a very harsh illness in kids.German measles is a different germ & actually a much milder disease in kids, but a devastating cause of miscarriage, birth defects, blindness & mental deficiency in babies who get it in the womb. ...Read more

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Are measles and german measles the same?

Are measles and german measles the same?

No: Measles (also known as rubeola) is caused by a completely different virus from german measles (also known as rubella), but you can prevent being infected by both viruses by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination. ...Read more

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Does having german measles before, give you immunity to the real measles?

Does having german measles before, give you immunity to the real measles?

No: German Measles is caused by the Rubella Virus. This is a togavirus with single stranded RNA. Measles or Rubeolla is from the family called Paramyxoviridae (genus Morbillivirus) & is also single -stranded RNA. They are two entirely different viral infections and one does not confer immunity for the other. ...Read more

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Who created the measles and rubella vaccine?

Measles vaccine was : Measle vaccine was invented in 1953 by john franklin enders, and jonas buttococking invented rubella vaccine in 1960s. ...Read more

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Why is rubella called "german measles"?

First description: Rubella is a viral illness that was first described by german physicians in the middle of the 18th century. It became known as german measles because of where it was first described, and because the rash it produces is similar in appearance to the rash of measles or rubeola. ...Read more

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Who discovered the rubella vaccine?

Many investigators..: Were involved in the work that culminated in the availability of the rubella vaccine in 1969. Among them were maurice hilleman and dorothy horstmann. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and Hepatitis B vaccines together on the same day?

Contraversial: Not clear as to why some children and even adults get a variety of reactions following vaccines. Obviously, there is an increased incidence of autoimmune problems worldwide, but this may or may not reflect increased vaccine use. No evidence that taking all together vrs separately will make any substantial ultimate difference, but personally, I am NOT clear regarding ultimate safety. ...Read more

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Experts, might someone recommend giving a swine flu vaccine to an autistic child?

Experts, might someone recommend giving a swine flu vaccine to an autistic child?

Yes: Modern medicine has few cures. Vaccines have been the most dramatic of treatments that we have. Autism due to vaccinations have been disproven multiple times and the researcher who originally proposed this was found to have fabricated his research. Your pcp should advise as to what vaccines are appropriate. ...Read more

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What agency is in charge of tracking and preparing for a pandemic influenza outbreak?

What agency is in charge of tracking and preparing for a pandemic influenza outbreak?

CDC: Centers for disease control and prevention. Here is a link for cdc influenza area. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm. ...Read more

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Who does the CDC recommend get a yearly flu vaccination?

Who does the CDC recommend get a yearly flu vaccination?

Flu vaccine: The CDC recommends that all persons over the age of 6 months receive an annual flu vaccine. Flu shots are approved for use in pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions. There are only a few groups of people who cannot receive a yearly flu vaccine. more info can be found through the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.htm#annual-vaccination ...Read more

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Should we start stocking up on tamiflu (oseltamivir) in case of a major flu pandemic?

Should we start stocking up on tamiflu (oseltamivir) in case of a major flu pandemic?

Interesting question: At one point I bought tamiflu (oseltamivir) for my family. It cost me quite a few hundred dollars (out of pocket). It sat in my little medical bag until it expired. I wish someone had advised me that it wasn't a good idea. Take care. ...Read more

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In what year did the united states begin requiring chicken pox vaccinations for children?

In what year did the united states begin requiring chicken pox vaccinations for children?

Variable: The feds don't make this rule. At least for now.Each state sets it's vaccine policy as either requirement for entry into daycare or public school facilities or state supported secondary schools.Check with your state health department. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a psychiatrist in phoenix who is familiar with dr russell barkley 's work?

Does anyone know of a psychiatrist in phoenix who is familiar with dr  russell  barkley 's work?

Dr Russell Barkley: http://www.russellbarkley.org/ dr russell barkley, phd is a specialist in adhd in children and adults. He is professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the medical university of south carolina, at charleston. His work is extensive and very interesting. Good luck in your search. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the arguments against chicken pox vaccination?

Can you please describe the arguments against chicken pox vaccination?

Early on -expense: It took 16 yrs +/- to get the chickenpox vaccine through the fda approval process for generalized use. It was available to select populations, but they considered the expense too much to justify broad distribution. When the 50/yr deaths + 10k hospitalizations + 50x increase in invasive strep disease+ work loss by parents was factored in, they finally relented & let it be used. ...Read more

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How has the polio vaccine provided new hope for long-time workers?

How has the polio vaccine provided new hope for long-time workers?

What is theQuestion?: New hope is there that one day soon there will be no Polo anywhere in the world as it has been wiped out in all the countries except Afganistan,Pakistan and Nigeria. What it has to do with long time workers I do not understand what is this and I can not answer ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. It is also known as German measles or three-day measles. Symptoms include an initial flu-like illness followed by a rash on the face that spreads to the trunk and limbs. An ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

Another name for German ...Read more