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Why is the rubella screening important?

Why is the rubella screening important?

Birth defects: Rubella is the german measles. Women who get rubella during pregnancy can have babies with deafness, mental retardation and infection with rubella at birth which can be lethal. Rubella can be prevented by a vaccine. Any woman who gets tested and isn't immune during her pregnancy is recommended to get the vaccine postpartum. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Had prenatal screening done. Rubella came back at 1:16. What does that mean.

Immune: When they tested your blood the could find the rubella antibody when they used 1 part blood with 16 parts of diluent. You are immune. This is good. ...Read more

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If my rubella antibody titers were low during prenatal screening would they have told me?

If my rubella antibody titers were low during prenatal screening would they have told me?

Yes, however: The best way to find out is to call your doctor and ask. If you have had a regular immunization schedule, you should be immune.The CDC has recently changed guidelines for immunization with MMR due to resurgence of the disease due to a significant number of unvaccinated persons in the US population. You can review those guidelines by going to www.CDC.gov. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and I had a Rubella IgG ab by eia screening that came up 1.46. What does this mean? Thanks

Rubella IgG: A level of Rubella antibody of 10 IU/ml or more indicates immunity to Rubella. Ask what the reference range is for your test. A positive IgG result indicates immunity either from vaccination or past infection, and having immunity to Rubella is what we like to see in all pregnant women. ...Read more

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I am married.. Not yet pregnant..Bt i haven't had my rubella injections... Pls advice wedar to hav it now o what?

I am married.. Not yet pregnant..Bt i haven't had my rubella injections... Pls  advice wedar to hav it now o what?

Vaccinate before: It is important to get the rubella vaccine prior to becoming pregnant. This vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine, so it can not be given to women who are currently pregnant. The rubella vaccine protects against congenital rubella syndrome. ...Read more

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What could happen if you don't have the MMR jab? I know you could get the illnesses (measles, mumps and rubella) but is there anything else?

What could happen if you don't have the MMR jab? I know you could get the illnesses (measles, mumps and rubella) but is there anything else?

Long term issues: Measles:can cause encephalitis with brain damage in 1/1000 and death in 3/1000 cases. Mumps can cause pregnancy loss, male sterility, mild encephalitis, other problems and occasional death in adults. Rubella, while relatively mild in most, occasionally produces encephalitis in the patient.It is well known for producing miscarriage, birth defects and mental retardation in infants infected in the womb. ...Read more

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What's the reason I can't build a rubella immunity? I had the normal mmr's, after titers I have had subsequent 5 rubella vacs & still no immunity. Why

What's the reason I can't build a rubella immunity? I had the normal mmr's, after titers I have had subsequent 5 rubella vacs & still no immunity. Why

Rubella immunity: You need to consult an immunologist or infectious diease specialist to evaluate th your immune system for failing to build immunity to rubella after 5 doses of the vaccine. Are you on any immune suppressant medications such as steroids or biological treatment? that would do it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What will happen if i don't take rubella vaccine?

What will happen if i don't take rubella vaccine?

Depends: In the past decade we have seen much fear mongering about vaccines and many avoiding them for themselves and their kids. Preventable diseases that were declining are returning in clusters around the country. Rubella is not a specifically harsh disease to adult or older kid.However, if you have it in pregnancy, baby can abort or become deaf, mute and blind. ...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


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