rubella

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<b>Rubella is also known as <a href="#topics/Rubella">Rubella</a></b>. 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 causes rubella?

Single viral strain

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Rubella is caused by a virus with only 1 known strain & humans as the only known source. Infection is passed by contact with infected fluid on surfaces or in the air from a sneeze or cough. Immunization has reduced the case numbers when used, but is not 100% efective after 1 dose. Ease of international travel & transmission during incubation results in clusters of new cases every year.
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Will rubella kill me?

No

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rubelly isn't a particularly bad disease unless you are an unborn fetus when your mom gets the disease then it can cause birth defects.
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Dr. Mark Diamond answered:

how to prevent rubella?

Avoid Exposure/immun

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Only avoid exposure or IMMUNIZE !!!
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Can you die from rubella?

Almost never

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However, it is several days of misery, and if you are pregnant, it is likely that your unborn child will end up blind and/or deaf and/or seriously deformed and/or mentally handicapped. Before immunization, when one girl in a community came down with "German measles", all the other girls would be invited to a slumber party with her in hopes they'd catch it and thus be immune.
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Explain the rubella virus?

Cloaked RNA virus

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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.
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris answered:

Is fever typical with rubella?

Yes

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Fever is common in rubella, especially in children. It is usually mild and lasts only a couple of days.
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How can rubella be controlled?

Immunize

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The rubella vaccine is safe and very effective. this measure alone has grossly reduced rubella cases in the US,Encourage everyone to immunize.
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Is rubella antibody good or bad?????

Depends

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A positive test for rubella immunity indicates your body has been exposed to wild rubella or the rubella vaccine &amp; 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 and get the disease.A separate IGM test can be positive and show you have had rubella or the vaccine recently.Bad if pregnant
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

What does rubella reactive means?

Immunity

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It means you've had rubella or the vaccine and cannot be infected.
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Is there a way to prevent rubella?

Immunize

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The safest, best way to prevent rubella is to have , current up to date immunizations for all of your adult contacts and children.
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