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

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

Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is generally a benign communicable exanthematous disease. The major complication of rubella is its teratogenic effects when pregnant women contract the disease, especially in the early weeks of gestation. Because of the successful immunization program in the US since 1969, rubella infection and congenital rubella syndrome ...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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What pre school illnesses should a pregnant mom be concerned if they catch? Rubella? Etc... ? Looking for examples and names of diseases or illnesses.

What pre school illnesses should a pregnant mom be concerned if they catch? Rubella? Etc... ? Looking for examples and names of diseases or illnesses.

MMR ParvoB19 CMV/EBV: Measles mumps rubella CMV chickenpox ebv/mononucleosis parvovirus b19 as well as many enteroviruses and adenoviruses can all cause pregnancy complications and stress for the gravida and her obstetrician. Depending on timing and degree of exposure as well as maternal immunity from prior encounters with these pathogens possible outcomes include the full range: normal to pregnancy loss or anomalies. ...Read more

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I have low titer for rubella and hep b. They said my hep b was 5 and should have been 10. Does this indicate some kind of immune disorder?

I have low titer for rubella and hep b. They said my hep b was 5 and should have been 10. Does this indicate some kind of immune disorder?

No: Were you checked to see if you were vaccinated? Did they check your surface antigen? This could just mean that you need the Hep B vaccine. Talk to your doctor further about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you die from rubella?

Almost never: 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. ...Read more

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How can rubella be controlled?

How can rubella be controlled?

Immunize: The rubella vaccine is safe and very effective. This measure alone has grossly reduced rubella cases in the US, encourage everyone to immunize. ...Read more

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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 happens when you get rubella?

Here is a great: article by Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rubella/basics/symptoms/con-20020067

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

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