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How much does the immunization test for measles cost?

How much does the immunization test for measles cost?

Call your lab: Call the lab you use for that price. I found one price of $89.00 for the MMR antibody titer on www. Requestatest. Com. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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I got vaccinated against measles as a kid but I heard that immunization can wear off. Should I get a booster?

I got vaccinated against measles as a kid but I heard that immunization can wear off. Should I get a booster?

Maybe: Since around 1990 the recommended vaccination schedule for measles is 2 doses of the vaccine you are in an age range where you may not have received the second dose. Ask your doctor to do a blood test to see if you are immune if your not sure about the second dose ...Read more

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A child has measles before immunization and yesterday he was immunized and some reactions like not opening his eyes, not talking, what might cause dat?

A child has measles before immunization and yesterday he was immunized and some reactions like not opening his eyes, not talking, what might cause dat?

Reaction to vaccine: This may be a serious reaction to theimnization and you should immediately report this to your physician. Your child should be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if I don't have my immunization card?

Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if I don't have my immunization card?

Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...Read more

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Can bloodtest reveal I took BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and HepatitisB vaccines? I can't seem to find my immunization card.

Can bloodtest reveal I took BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and HepatitisB vaccines? I can't seem to find my immunization card.

Yes: You can get blood drawn to check for antibody titres for these diseases. If you have been immunized there will be a positive titre, if not it will be negative and you can get the booster. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get measles after the vaccine?

Is it possible to get measles after the vaccine?

Some do: Measles vaccine is thought to provide lifetime protection for most, but after >20 years of use it was evident that some either did develop protection or it was weakened for some & 2 doses, one at a year or more and one at 4-5 became the routine. Recently, autism fears after fake research led to many cases of measles in immunized kids that were infected by exposure to wild measles in unimmunized kid. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get measles even if I've had the vaccine as a child?

Is it possible to get measles even if I've had the vaccine as a child?

Yes: All vaccines have a known failure percentage with some more than others. Measles as part of the MMR was given as a single dose to many kids up until the mid 1990's when it became evident a 2nd dose was needed. Today we occasionally see local measles after exposure to imported (international travel) cases. Docs can verify your protective antibodies with a blood test. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do when you have measles but has already got a vaccine?

Get through it: Measles is just a harsh viral illness for most who get it. I don't remember my case but it came after a "block party" which is how mom's made it predictable back then. If you received at least one shot you are less likely to have serious complications. Stay home, keep hydrated and let your physician know how you are progressing. ...Read more

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Do you need to get a (second) vaccine shot of measles if you already had measles?

Do you need to get a (second) vaccine shot of measles if you already had measles?

MMR: If you already had measles, you created natural immunity for life. There is no need to get a measles vaccine. ...Read more

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Is there a measles-only vaccine for children?

Is there a measles-only vaccine for children?

No: This has not been available in the us since the 80's. The MMR was the product of 8 years of additional research after the single vaccine was licensed and reduced the number of vaccines per kid, it is safe and effective. The fraudulent research published by wakefield in 1998 suggesting otherwise was refuted by later research and retracted buy the publisher. Wakefield lost his license over the fraud. ...Read more

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What is in measles vaccine and how is it delivered?

What is in measles vaccine and how is it delivered?

Measles virus: Measles vaccine is made from measles virus, but it's altered so that it causes no disease in most, but slight disease in a few (low grade fever and/or rash for 1-2 days). It is delivered via a needle into the tissue that lies under the skin. It stimulates the immune system to make antibodies against the virus, but without having to have the full-blown illness, with all the illness's risk, first. ...Read more

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Can you get the measles if you have had the mmrv vaccine?

Yes.: One dose of mmrv is 95% effective, and 2 doses is almost 99% effective. That's very good, but it's not 100%; so it is possible (though very unlikely) to still get measles even after immunization. ...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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Can there be side effects of a measles vaccine on adults?

Can there be side effects of a measles vaccine on adults?

Sure: Of course. Any medication or vaccination can cause side effects at any age. Mostly it will be local reaction such as soreness, redness and pain/itching or global such as feeling crummy, fever, etc. ...Read more

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Can you spread the weakened measles from the vaccine to not immunized people?

Can you spread the weakened measles from the vaccine to not immunized people?

Spreading measles: You don't spread measles to others from the live attenuated vaccine, but people who are immunecomperamize should not receive the vaccine since it can can cause them to have the disease. Good luck ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are chances of experiencing side effects of a measles vaccine on adults?

1 side effect higher: Children and adults have the same possible side effects of fever, rash, & swollen lymph nodes. One difference: children have at 1% incidence of potential side effect of painful stiff joints but this side effect has a much higher rate of up to 25% in adults, & more often in women than men. Actual joint swelling is rare in children but occurs in up to 10% adults. It is reversible in all groups. ...Read more

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I contracted measles a year ago, 20 yr old male, is a complication like sspe likely, given no past history of measles or vaccine?

I contracted measles a year ago, 20 yr old male, is a complication like sspe likely, given no past history of measles or vaccine?

Possibly: But not likely. Are you symptomatic? Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (sspe) is a rare chronic, progressive encephalitis that affects children and young adults, by persistent infection with measles virus (which can be due to viral mutation). No cure is known, but it can be managed by medication if treatment is started early. See a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more