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Explain the rubella virus?

Explain the rubella virus?

Cloaked RNA virus: Rubella is a RNA virus that is easily transmitted easily in nasal & throat secretions. As many as half of those infected have no symptoms & for those that do in childhood it is rather mild. A facial rash that spreads in a day, enlarged lymph nodes, fever& rarely other complications. If infected during pregnancy, the baby may abort, develop anomalies or be deaf, mute & blind. ...Read more

Rubella Virus (Definition)

Rubella aka german measles, is an infection that primarily affects the skin and lymph nodes. It is caused by the rubella virus (not the same virus that causes measles), which is usually transmitted by droplets from the nose or throat that others breathe in. It can also pass through a pregnant woman's bloodstream to ...Read more


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What does the rubella virus attack?

Nothing really: The rubella virus doesn't really attack anything. It focuses only on making more of itself. It starts in the nose usually and then go to the blood. The symptoms of rubella are from our body attacking the virus to get rid of it and in the process effecting cells that are infected. Rubella is a big deal in pregnancy because it can cross the placenta and get into the baby. ...Read more

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Why is the rubella virus so dangerous?

Injures a fetus: Rubella virus is a rather mild illness when experienced in middle childhood & before a vaccine was available parents often had block parties to expose kids & get it over with. Unfortunately it is not that mild on a developing fetus. Moms with 1st time rubella in pregnancy can miscarry, or the fetus be born deaf & blind. It can have a specific heart defect and or other organ damage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rubella virus?

What is the definition or description of: rubella virus?

See below: Rubella aka german measles, is an infection that primarily affects the skin and lymph nodes. It is caused by the rubella virus (not the same virus that causes measles), which is usually transmitted by droplets from the nose or throat that others breathe in. It can also pass through a pregnant woman's bloodstream to infect her unborn child. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend has rubella virus, this can be pass to others or not?

Really?: Rubella? Yes, It's very contagious but are you sure it's rubella. The vaccination program in the USA has been very successful and has been essentially wiped out here? Has she been out of the country? If she truly has rubella, this is a reportable illness and she needs to be isolated. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for rubella virus?

What treatments are there for rubella virus?

Supportive care: There are no antivirals that will help when a child is infected with the rubella virus. As an illness, it is not very intense and usually peaks and fades like a flu. Its greatest risk is to a fetus, who if infected can abort or become deaf, blind or have other severe organ damage. The vaccine is likely to provide lifelong immunity, but ob's often check to be sure a womans antibody level is adequate. ...Read more

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My rubella virus igg is 4.29...meaning???

My rubella virus igg is 4.29...meaning???

Old: IGG is + due to a previous infection, weeks, months, even years before. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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My friend has rubella virus. Is this contagious?

Yes: This was a common viral illness of childhood many years ago before vaccines were available. It was a relatively mild illness for kids, but produces fetal death or devastating birth defects when women get it during pregnancy.As more of the population ignores the benefit of vaccines, we will eventually see outbreaks. International travel brings in asymptomatic carriers who then infect susceptible ppl. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of IgG to rubella virus reactive?

What is the meaning of IgG to rubella virus reactive?

Rubella immune: It means you have antibodies to rubella, and are considered immune to the infection. ...Read more

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I'm 10 week and I my test showed I am not immune to the rubella virus, so what should I do?

Wait it out: There are many instances where the standard screening test for rubella immunity is negative when functional immunity may still be adequate. Your OB will likely plan to give you the vaccine after you deliver to boost any immunity you have. For now, avoid people you know won't vaccinate their kids, & crowded areas or airports. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi....i got report that my rubella IgG @125.00...i am worried is this is a sign of rubella virus to my baby?

Hi....i got report that my rubella IgG @125.00...i am worried is this is a sign of rubella virus to my baby?

Rubella IgG: IgG is a measure of level of antibody, which means that you have a good amount of protection to rubella. This means your baby is not at risk. ...Read more

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Can a child be infected from rubella virus even he is vaccinated?

Can a child be infected from rubella virus even he is vaccinated?

Yes: Protection from the first dose is expected in about 85% of the population, this rises to in excess of 95% after a second dose given at least a month later. The current routine in the US includes doses at a year and 4-5 yrs which integrates vaccinations with day care/school entry. Recent measles outbreaks in the US were noted from imported cases in mostly unvaccinated but some once vaccinated kids ...Read more

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Please I would like help. I have the rubella virus disease. What is the best the treatment?

Supportive care: Rubella is a brief, self healing disease for those who experience it. It is rarely more than a minor problem for most kids and adults who experience it. Transient joint pain is a common feature. No specific treatments are needed. Rubella is deadly to a fetus during pregnancy.It can result in miscarriage, deafness, blindness and major organ damage. ...Read more

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I am affected by the rubella virus disease. Is there any treatment for it and if so, where can I get it?

Confusing question: You say affected by Rubella, if you mean you had it and have residual problems, any treatment would focus on the problem. For most, the residual effects are permanent. If you have active disease, there are some available treatments that you can access through your doc. ...Read more

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I would like help. Affected by rubella virus disease. Is there any treatment for it. If so say where the treatment is?

?? too vague: Affected by rubella virus??? No details. Rubella is harshest on the unborn, producing permanent injury to the eyes (vision), organs (poor function), nervous system (small brain with delay and impaired performance). The affect on the older kid is relatively minor. Injury to the nervous system tends to be permanent and treatment supportive. ...Read more

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Can rubella virus affect after vaccination?

??????????????: Affect what?????????? To use the site properly you need to provide background information and ask a clear question. You have done neither. You are welcome to start over. Your questions are not linked and we can never see anything you upload. Please read site information before you use it. ...Read more

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Can you get infected with rubella 2 years after being vaccinated against it? Is it possible to carry the rubella virus without showing any symptoms?

Unlikely: Is is possible? Anything is possible but really unlikely. If you did not develop immunity from the vaccine it is possible - were your titers checked after being vaccinated? ...Read more

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I would like help- infertility due to rubella virus infection?

Rubella: This rarely if ever causes infertility. It is a mild childhood disease but can also affect teenagers and adults. It causes swollen glands, joint pains and a rash on the face and neck which lasts two to three days. Recovery is always speedy and complete. Rubella is most dangerous when a woman catches it in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Immunization is readily available and effective. ...Read more

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What does it mean to test positive for the IgG antibody to rubella virus?

What does it mean to test positive for the IgG antibody to rubella virus?

You Are Immune: Igg is the long term antibody that protects you against bacteria and viruses. If you are IgG positive, you protected from getting a rubella infection. ...Read more

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I did a rubella virus test and my IgG 17 IU/ml, and IgM 0.120. I would like to know that I have rubella virus and what does the "retesting zone" mean?

Rubella virus: Virus exposures can elevate IgM antibodies (showing recent exposure to the rubella virus) or with previous exposure, provide IgG antibody positives. The critical element with rubella is whether exposure occurred during an early pregnancy. "Re-testing" is done to see if the IgM antibodies are rising, indicating if pregnant whether the chance for fetal infection is present. ...Read more

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If doctor test for rubella virus and it comes back positive (immune) is this fanerous?

Dangerous=no=good: This is the result you want. It means you are not at risk of having a new case of rubella and passing it to a baby if you get pregnant. Such an infection can cause a miscarriage, or deafness, blindness or other organ damage. Your positive test insures this won't happen. ...Read more

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If I am suffering from rubella virus infection, and CMV infection, than chances of HIV infection is how much?

There is no link: Those diseaes are not linked--you need to be tested for them individually and having one does not confer risk for the other. But are you sure you have active rubella and cmv, or just evidence of past infection? Consult with your doctor directly. ...Read more

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I got missed of 1 month pregnency, after torch evalution it was rubella virus, herpes, & CMV infection, doc prescribe me spiramycin, now what to do?

Weigh risks: Not sure I completely understand, but if you were diagnosed with rubella or CMV early in pregnancy, there could be some serious effects on the baby. How far along are you? You may want to consider ending the pregnancy if the infection reached the fetus. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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I had one abortion and for second time, my son was dead after 9 days. I am not pregnant now. I have anti rubella virus with +ve value of 198.dangerous?

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 that you are immune to rubella (German measles.) ...Read more

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Igg positive for rubella ;igg pos fr cytomegalo virus?

Igg positive for rubella ;igg pos fr cytomegalo virus?

Immunity: This just means that there is immunity to rubella and cytomegalovirus based on passed infection. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm married 3 years ago but I have no pregnency bcoz I have rubella IgG 4.83, cytomegalo virus IgG 4.64?

What do you advise if I'm married 3 years ago but I have no pregnency bcoz I have rubella IgG 4.83, cytomegalo virus IgG 4.64?

Need to know IgM: A + CMV IgG antibody means past infection with CMV and that you now have antibodies to the virus. A negative CMV IgM antibody titer indicates you do not have an active CMV infection. At this point if you should get pregnant, you are at minimal risk for having a child born with congenital CMV infection. Follow CMV IgM titer for reactivation.
+ IgG for Rbuella = immune. No risk of reactivation ...Read more

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How can one reduce the antibody counts for herpes simplex virus, rubella, cytomegalo virus?

No reason to: They are your immunity. CMV and rubella antibodies protect your unborn child. I'm sorry someone confused you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can your fetus still be protected from the german measles virus?

Can your fetus still be protected from the german measles virus?

Immunization: If you have been immunized then your fetus is protected. If you have not and acquire this there is no treatment effective. ...Read more

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What dors rubella poss. Mean on my pspers about mr giving birth does it have to do with using drugs?

What dors rubella poss. Mean on my pspers about mr giving birth does it have to do with using drugs?

Indicates imunity: A positive test for rubella immunity indicates your body has been exposed to wild rubella or the rubella vaccine & developed protective antibodies to it. If you are female, it means you will not pass rubella to your fetus if u are exposed to the illness during pregnancy & get the disease. ...Read more

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How deadly is rubella IgM virus for a 26 weeks pregnancy?

Confusing question: There is no Rubella IGM Virus that I know of. There is a common screening test for IGM antibody created after a rubella infection. If you have high IGM levels indicating a recent rubella infection, it is worrisome. Rubella during pregnancy can lead to injury to the eyes, ears and other organs. Babies can be born deaf, blind and with other defects. ...Read more

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Would having a live virus in my blood from a mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) shot affect platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment?

Would having a live virus in my blood from a mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) shot affect platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment?

See below: Are you receiving platelet rich plasma? If yes, for what? It is not likely to do you any good. MMR will not have any effect on this otherwise dubious treatment.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I m 8 weeks pregnant, and having IgG +ve. For rubella, cytomegalo virus and herpes simplex virus....Is it affects my baby?

I m 8 weeks pregnant, and having IgG +ve. For rubella, cytomegalo virus and herpes simplex virus....Is it affects my baby?

Actually good news: The tests mean you have immunity to those germs and your baby is not at risk from an infection from any of those mentioned. Any germ on that list could infect a mom for their first time during pregnancy & cause a miscarriage, birth defects or worse. This is not a guarantee everything will go well for the pregnancy, but it is good news just the same. ...Read more

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I m 23 weeks pregnant, and having IgG +ve. For rubella, cytomegalo virus and herpes simplex virus....Is it affects my baby?

I m 23 weeks pregnant, and having IgG +ve. For rubella, cytomegalo virus and herpes simplex virus....Is it affects my baby?

Unclear.: If you test positive for igg for those three diseases at 23 weeks, then it is unknown what the implications are. The tests tell you that you have had prior infection with hsv and cmv, and that you either had a prior infection with rubella or you were vaccinated for it. The tests do not tell you when, so it is possible you were infected with one of these early in your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does rubella reactive means?

What does rubella reactive means?

Immunity: It means you've had rubella or the vaccine and cannot be infected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

Mild: Rubella, or german measles, can cause rash and fever for 2-3 days which is usually mild in children and young adults and improves without any specific treatment. ...Read more

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