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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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How to prevent rubella?

Avoid Exposure/immun: Only avoid exposure or immunize !

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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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How to prevent meningitis in infants/children?

How to prevent meningitis in infants/children?

Vaccination: Vaccination has proven the most effective way of prevention of bacterial meningitis caused by hemophilus inluenzae ; strep pneumoniae meningococcal meningitis is very sporadic, and routine immunization against it is not currently recommended for young children under age 11. ...Read more

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How come it difficult to prevent humans catching the flu using vaccinations?

How come it difficult to prevent humans catching the flu using vaccinations?

Well, there are: Are different types of influenza ; the viruses can mutate. The vaccination you receive may or may not be a match to the influenza virus that you are exposed to. ...Read more

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What can we take to prevent chickenpox?

What can we take to prevent chickenpox?

Vaccine: The varicella vaccine is effective at preventing both chicken pox and shingles. Recent recommendations are to have a second dosage about 5 years from the first. This increases immunity. ...Read more

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How the MMR vaccine prevent disease?

How the MMR vaccine prevent disease?

By making Antibodies: When M,MR injected it makes protective IGG Anibodies which are protctive against these diseases When and if you get exposed to these disease viruses the antibodies are responsible for protecting you ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between shingles and german measles ?

How can you tell the difference between shingles and german measles ?

Different rashes: They have a different package of symptoms. The simplest answer is that the rashes are not the same.Shingles generally is found in a more localized patch on the body with red bumps with blisters appearing. Rubella rash has an appearance more like prickly heat.Shingles rash may itch , burn or be painful. Rubella rash does not.Rubella may have fever and respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how measles and german measles differ?

Defferent germ/efect: The german measles is a rather mild illness of childhood that causes tremendous birth defects (deaf, dumb, blind, miscarriage, blood poisoning)if experienced by a woman in pregnancy.Measles is a nasty viral illness at any age that can produce significant lethargy, weakness, fevers, prostration. ...Read more

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What can the vaccines given to babies prevent?

What can the vaccines given to babies prevent?

Injury or death: The primary answer is that vaccines build up babies immunity to diseases. The list of available vaccines has more than tripled over the last 30 years as research has provided us with better vaccines against diseases. Many graveyards of the 1700-1950's are littered with little headstones of kids we lost. Unvaccinated kids still die in the us every year as a sad commentary about parents choices. ...Read more

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What diseases do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

What diseases do the vaccines given to babies prevent?

Vaccinesjustthefacts: Hepatitis B. HIB - prevents H. Influenza (epiglotitis prevention). DTaP - Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough), Tetanus. IPV - Polio. Rotavirus (diarrheal illness). PCV - pneumococcus . MMRV - Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (chicken pox). Hepatitis A. Seasonal Flu are the various vaccines recommended from infancy to preschool aged kids. For a schedule checkout CDC.gov ...Read more

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How can you prevent infant from influenza virus ?

How can you prevent infant from influenza virus ?

Avoidance: The best way to avoid influenza is good hand hygiene and avoidance of exposure to infected individuals. The "flu" shot is very effective as well but not appropriate for infants <6 months old. Discuss with your provider. Avoid touching having people touch your baby around the eyes, nose and mouth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract german measles after having measles?

Is it possible to contract german measles after having measles?

Separate illnesses: The measles is the term for the longer harsher form of measles , also called american measles by some.The german measles is a shorter milder form that is nonetheless deadly to unborn babies & produces tragic birth defects/miscarriage/blindness/etc. They are separate diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. ...Read more

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How often can a child get actual chicken pox from the vaccine?

How often can a child get actual chicken pox from the vaccine?

Not likely: A rash can also occur on parts of the body other than the area of the shot. There are usually fewer than 10 blisters that are a consequence of varicella vaccine, and children with these blisters are not contagious to other people and not likely to get the actual disease because the injected chicken pox is a weaker slower multiplying strain that causes immunity from the body against it. ...Read more

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How MMR vaccination is related to autism?

How MMR vaccination is related to autism?

No connection: Mmr vaccination has been conclusively shown by multiple studies to have no connection with autism. The intiial studies suggesting this have been debunked and shown to be fraudulent. ...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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How to get the shingles vaccine?

Pharmacies/clinics: Some pharmacies, like walgreens, offer the vaccine. Also many medical clinics gan give the vaccine. It's best to make sure they have it in stock before an appointment. ...Read more

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How do you prevent catching the Zika virus?

How do you prevent catching the Zika virus?

Avoid certain areas: Most importantly, avoid travel to areas designated by the CDC as high risk. You can find an updated list on the CDC website. If travel to one of these areas cannot be avoided, make sure to apply insect repellant frequently and to wear long sleeves and pants. Make sure all windows and doors have screens if they are to remain open. Get rid of standing water as this is where mosquitos breed. ...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