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Rubella Symptoms In Children
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
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
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