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Is rubella vaccine completely safe for mom when breastfeeding newborn?

Is rubella vaccine completely safe for mom when breastfeeding newborn?

Yes: "The use of rubella virus vaccine in breastfeeding mothers has not been associated with adverse outcome." See: Medications and mothers Milk, Hale,T,15th ed,2012 ...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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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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What happens if you had rubella what would you have caught?

What happens if you had rubella what would you have caught?

Confusing question: If you had rubella, you caught the German Measles, ie rubella. It is much milder than the regular measles but much more distructive to a developing fetus in the womb. ...Read more

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Is fever typical with rubella?

Is fever typical with rubella?

Yes: Fever is common in rubella, especially in children. It is usually mild and lasts only a couple of days. ...Read more

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Why is rubella called "german measles"?

First description: Rubella is a viral illness that was first described by german physicians in the middle of the 18th century. It became known as german measles because of where it was first described, and because the rash it produces is similar in appearance to the rash of measles or rubeola. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a rubella titer done?

Any full service lab: Rubella titers can be obtained from any full service lab in either a clinic, hospital, or sent by your primary care doctor to whatever service they use. Simple blood test. ...Read more

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Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Not sure of meaning: Rubella is one of the classic childhood illnesses producing a rash, but having never heard the term "red measles family" it is difficult to comment on. Measles is caused by a different virus. ...Read more

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What does the rubella ab IgG test tell you?

Past disease: A positive igg study will show that a female has a protective level of rubella antibody created by a past infection or immunization. Present or future pregnancies would not be at risk of rubella disease. ...Read more

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Do I need to get re vaccinated for rubella?

Probably not: This is an attenuated virus in the vaccine which, in the absence of an inability of your immune system to respond, should produce life-long immunity. There is certainly waning of immunity with age, but this does not seem to have become a problem with rubella. Contrary to measles, there does not appear to have been an increase in cases in the U.S. In the past several years. ...Read more

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Rubella titer test positive what's that mean ?

Rubella titer test positive what's that mean ?

You are immune: Once a person is immunized or had the disease, the titer (test) stays positive for life. You might be able to determine how soon before the test was done, depending upon the type of antibody test that was done. Igm usually is the marker for a recent infection. If you have a + test and had no recent symptoms (rash, fever) then i would be happy you are immune! ...Read more

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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more