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Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Overview)

Rubella is 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 effective vaccine is available.


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What is the definition or description of: rubella titer?

What is the definition or description of: rubella titer?

Rubella antibodies: Rubella titers- blood test for rubella antibodies. In an adult or child, the presence of igg rubella antibodies means that the person likely has been exposed to the rubella virus in the past or been vaccinated and is protected against it if the level is high enough. In a newborn until 6 months of age rubella igg antibody are maternal origin. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Overview)

Rubella is 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 effective vaccine is available.


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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How long does rubella vaccine last?

Years: Most vaccine immunity lasts for 10-20 years. They immunity wanes over time. For some this will create a susceptibilty. The body has a remembering response (anamnestic) and for many when immunity wanes and the person is exposed to the illness then the anamnestic response will lead to a healthy immune response.Others may get the illness. Susceptibility can be reduced with a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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My rubella IgM >400 and IgG negative 0.13. But i didn't have any symptom. Is it a problem to get vaccinated again since im planning pregnancy.

My rubella IgM >400 and IgG negative 0.13. But i didn't have any symptom. Is it a problem to get vaccinated again since im planning pregnancy.

No, but: Arguably you don't need to get vaccinated again because you are already producing antibodies; it should only be a matter of time before the antibody production shifts from igm to igg. ...Read more

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Are there symptoms of rubella in a fetus?

Are there symptoms of rubella in a fetus?

Rubella: Rubella is a virus which can affect the fetus especially in the first trimester. Signs of intrauterine infection include deafness, blindness, heart abnormalities, growth retardation. ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
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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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Dr. Patrick Ramsey
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My rubella test came back positive, I was told that this is a good thing. Is this true?

My rubella test came back positive, I was told that this is a good thing. Is this true?

YES: If your rubella igg serology (which they probably checked) was positive this indicates immunity and that is a good thing. If you are igg negative, your should get the rubella immunization when you are no longer pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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I was given a rubella vax just after my son was born. I then nursed him for months. He since has been diagnosed with autism. Connection?

No: There is no connection between vaccines and autism. There is misinformation from many people about this, including from some non-medical hollywood celebrities. The one researcher who claimed this initially later admitted he falsified the results. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
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Iam pregnant with 7 weeks.I have done my torch test, rubella IgG 32 positive and IgM -ve.Cmv 62 +ve and IgM -ve.Any complications for baby..Pls suggest?

Prob OK: Igg hangs around awhile while igm indicates recent infection. Why did they do all these tests? If no recent infection should be ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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I went for blood tests and had rubella IgG antibody positive. What does it mean?

I went for blood tests and had rubella IgG antibody positive. What does it mean?

Vaccination.: A rubella IgG antibody would mean that you received the MMR vaccine, and that you produced IgG antibody to it, ensuring long term immunity. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Seely
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Anybody know the annual incidence rate for rubella in the u.S.?

Anybody know the annual incidence rate for rubella in the u.S.?

10 IMPORTED cases: <10 people a year in the usa have rubella (german measles)since 2002, all cases have been traceable to foreigners who carried the virus in from abroad. 2011, there were 222 cases of regular measles confirmed in the United States. This is a reminder to make sure that your vaccinations are up-to-date. See www.Cdc.Gov/features/measles/cached. ...Read more

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German Measles (Definition)

German measles is also known as Rubella. German measles, also called rubella, is a viral infection that often causes a rash spreading from the face to the rest of the body, as well as fever, headache, and runny nose. Infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects or ...Read more


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