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Rubella Symptoms In Children
Think mild: If you are a developing fetus and share your mothers first time exposure/infection,it is deadly.If you don't die/abort,it can leave you blind/deaf/with organ and brain damage at birth. If you are a toddler through adulthood,think mild problem. The lifelong issue with rubella would be from fetal exposure/disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone had rubella which means now they're immune to it, will they pass on the immunity to their children?
Not long term: A female who had rubella or the vaccine will develop antibodies that are protective against future infections.During any pregnancy the female would pass some of these antibodies along to the baby and they would provide transient ( months) of protection.That or any other child would need the vaccine to develop long term immunity. ...Read more
What happens if they both had rubella so now they're immune to it, will they pass on the immunity to their children?
No: The baby of an immune mother would have some transient protection from the living antibodies passed over the placenta.These begin to fade immediately and are not replaced until the kid is vaccinated. You do not inherit the immunity of your parents.You do inherit an immune system that can create your own from vaccines or natural illness. ...Read more
Is it likely to get rubella from shaking hands with someone who might have it but doesn't show any symptoms ?
Can you get infected with rubella 2 years after being vaccinated against it ? Is it possible to carry the rubella virus without showing any symptoms ?
Unlikely: Is is possible? Anything is possible but really unlikely. If you did not develop immunity from the vaccine it is possible - were your titers checked after being vaccinated? ...Read more
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.
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. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: When rubella is experienced as an infection as a kid or adult, it is a relatively mild illness that lasts a few days and usually has few if any long term issues.If experienced in pregnancy, the fetus may abort or experience mild to severe complications. This can include being born deaf ; blind, with injury to other organs. ...Read more
You have antibodies: This test looks for evidence that you either had the disease or a successful vaccine. The presence of antibodies in the blood will turn the test positive, and most will consider a certain level of antibody as protective, while if low might indicate for a vaccine booster. ...Read more
Yes: the unimmunized: All humans can get rubella (german measles). If your mother had the disease, you have some protection but only for 6 months. After that, you are on your own. The best defense is immunization which trades a very mild usually inapparent 'infection' for long term protection. Rubella is not innocuous-my sister, for example, has deafness and needed heart surgery in 1945 from rubella in utero. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer