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What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

Mild: Rubella, or german measles, can cause rash and fever for 2-3 days which is usually mild in children and young adults and improves without any specific treatment. ...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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Are there symptoms of rubella in a fetus?

Are there symptoms of rubella in a fetus?

Rubella: Rubella is a virus which can affect the fetus especially in the first trimester. Signs of intrauterine infection include deafness, blindness, heart abnormalities, growth retardation. ...Read more

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Does rubella have lifelong symptoms or can it kill you?

Does rubella have  lifelong symptoms or can it kill you?

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 more

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If you get vaccinated for rubella as a baby, will you pass on the immunity to your children?

If you get vaccinated for rubella as a baby, will you pass on the immunity to your children?

Rubella antibodies: made in the body of a Rubella immune mother will cross the placenta and protect an infant from Rubella infection for up to 4 months. ...Read more

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If someone had rubella which means now they're immune to it, will they pass on the immunity to their children?

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

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What happens if they both had rubella so now they're immune to it, will they pass on the immunity to their children?

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

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Is it likely to get rubella from shaking hands with someone who might have it but doesn't show any symptoms ?

Is it likely to get rubella from shaking hands with someone who might have it but doesn't show any symptoms ?

Unlikely: It is unlikely to obtain rubella from shaking hands with someone who does not exhibit signs of rubella. Rubella normally is passed on from inhalation of large particle aerosols and generally from a prolonged period of contact. All the best! ...Read more

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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

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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.

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.

No, but: Arguably you don't need to get vaccinated again because you are already producing antibodies; it should only be a matter of time before the antibody production shifts from igm to igg. ...Read more

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Anybody know the annual incidence rate for rubella in the u.S.?

Anybody know the annual incidence rate for rubella in the u.S.?

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

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