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Can You Get Measles Again If You Had It As A Child
Maybe: There is more than one germ known to cause the mono syndrome ANS as such you can have it more than once by different germs. The eb virus most often responsible for mono can also reactivate on rare occasions. People have been shown to shed the eb virus intermittantly for years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Vaccines have decreased illness rates dramatically, but there are some people who don't respond to vaccines and are still susceptible. This is one reason that a large percentage of the population needs to be immunized to make a dent in the transmission of a disease. Herd immunity protects if the immunizations aren't effective. (if others in the herd don't have mumps, you won't get mumps.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A hand full of people have been reported as having trouble developing immunity to this virus and have repeated attacks. Infants who have it in their first year may only develop partial immunity&have it again. In many cases what were labeled as chicken pox in the past may have been another of the blistering ailments like hand/foot/mouth virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if you have had the mumps as a child can you still get chicken pox as a teenager?
You have an army now: Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that attacks the liver. You get it from contaminated food or water. Once you get it, the body makes antibodies (our fighting army) to fight another exposure of the virus. Just as when we immunize a patient with the vaccine, exposure to the virus initially gives us an immunity to Hep A. Most recover without problems. ...Read more
Yes: The zoster virus hibernates in nerve nodes after the initial chickenpox infection. Antibodies you develop to the virus are thought to keep it in check as long as they circulate at a high enough levels. If your immunity (antibody level) wanes, the virus can travel to the skin as zoster.That emergence will trigger more antibody formation, but they may decline over time so it could happen again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It happens: The measles does occasionally infect immunized persons with a single and rarely a 2 dose series of the vaccine.Most cases have been traced to wild measles imported from abroad through air travel . It was common to only get one dose of the vaccine up until the 90's leaving some with incomplete protection.Most us cases have involved un-immunized or incompletely immunized kids. ...Read more
Can you get what????: No mention of what illness she is referring to. ...Read more
Can you get shingles if you have had the shingles vaccine? If so, is there such a thing as a booster shot.
Tingle post shingle: It is possible to get shingles (zoster) after receiving the shingles vaccine (zostavax). However, chance for getting shingles is greatly diminished after this vaccine and the disease activity tends to be less severe (the shingle has less tingle). As of today, repeat vaccination or a booster shot has not been supported by current scientific data. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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