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Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Overview)

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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How long does rubella vaccine last?

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.

Dr. Peter Bernstein
249 Doctors shared insights

Rubella (Overview)

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What causes rubella?

What causes rubella?

Single viral strain: 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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I have rubella IgG level 1.2, does that mean I have rubella?

I have rubella IgG level 1.2, does that mean I have rubella?

No: Rubella igg is the antibody that is formed when you have been exposed to rubella in the past. So this means that you have either had the infection, or been immunized against rubella in the past, and you are now immune to ever getting it again.

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If I test positive for a rubella infection, can that be effectively treated with a vaccine?

If I test positive for a rubella infection, can that be effectively treated with a vaccine?

No: A vaccine can only prevent, not treat, rubella. However, a "positive test" usually just indicates that one is already immune, either due to prior infection, or more commonly, prior vaccination. Fortunately, rubella is rare in the developed world due to near-universal vaccination of infants.

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I had rubella IgM positive, I want to know what is the treatment for that?

I had rubella IgM positive, I want to know what is the treatment for that?

Rubella: Do you have symptoms? There is no treatment for this disease. Patients can take Acetaminophen to reduce fever. Defects that occur with congenital rubella syndrome can be treated. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002541/.

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I have thalassemia, rubella IgG + and CMV +. What can I possibly do to get cure of this?

I have thalassemia, rubella IgG + and CMV +. What can I possibly do to get cure of this?

Not much: You have a genetic affliction, the thalassemia is in your genes & will be there forever. The positive igg for rubella and CMV are not diseases, they are indications that you developed antibodies to these germs by having the vaccine or a case in the past. You should not get either again.

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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.

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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.

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What is the risk of rubella positive when pregnant?

Congenital rubella: Usually if you have a positive titer (test) for your screening it means you are immune to rubella. This is good. It means that you had an MMR vaccine and you made protection against it. Babies born with congenital rubella can have a bumpy purple rash and seizures especially.

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How to prevent rubella?

Avoid Exposure/immun: Only avoid exposure or immunize!

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Helo dr. I had 2 abortions due to rubella and spina bifida. What precautions and tests to be taken before planning next pregnancy to avoid defects.

Rubella can only...: ...Affect one pregnancy, and most spina bifida is preventable with preconception vitamin supplementation; but as for genetic causes of birth defects, you can only test for them in the embryo once the pregnancy is in progress.

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What causes rubella?

Single viral strain: 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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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