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Explain the rubella virus?

Explain the rubella virus?

Cloaked RNA virus : Rubella is a RNA virus that is easily transmitted easily in nasal & throat secretions. As many as half of those infected have no symptoms & for those that do in childhood it is rather mild.A facial rash that spreads in a day, enlarged lymph nodes, fever& rarely other complications.If infected during pregnancy, the baby may abort, develop anomalies or be deaf, mute & 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


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What does the rubella virus attack?

Nothing really: The rubella virus doesn't really attack anything. It focuses only on making more of itself. It starts in the nose usually and then go to the blood. The symptoms of rubella are from our body attacking the virus to get rid of it and in the process effecting cells that are infected. Rubella is a big deal in pregnancy because it can cross the placenta and get into the baby. ...Read more

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Why is the rubella virus so dangerous?

Injures a fetus: Rubella virus is a rather mild illness when experienced in middle childhood & before a vaccine was available parents often had block parties to expose kids & get it over with. Unfortunately it is not that mild on a developing fetus. Moms with 1st time rubella in pregnancy can miscarry, or the fetus be born deaf & blind. It can have a specific heart defect and or other organ damage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rubella virus?

What is the definition or description of: rubella virus?

Rubella virus is a: Pathological virus, causing a disease called rubella, or 3 -day measles, or german measles; and characterized by 3 days rash and fever. Rubella is a common infection, and mild in children and young adults. During pregnancy it might cause congenital rubella disease in the fetus with the development of cataracts, congenital heart defects, deafness, mental retardation, spleen & liver defects. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend has rubella virus, this can be pass to others or not?

Really?: Rubella? Yes, It's very contagious but are you sure it's rubella. The vaccination program in the USA has been very successful and has been essentially wiped out here? Has she been out of the country? If she truly has rubella, this is a reportable illness and she needs to be isolated. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for rubella virus?

What treatments are there for rubella virus?

Supportive care: There are no antivirals that will help when a child is infected with the rubella virus. As an illness, it is not very intense and usually peaks and fades like a flu. Its greatest risk is to a fetus, who if infected can abort or become deaf, blind or have other severe organ damage.The vaccine is likely to provide lifelong immunity, but ob's often check to be sure a womans antibody level is adequate. ...Read more

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My friend has rubella virus. Is this contagious?

Yes: This was a common viral illness of childhood many years ago before vaccines were available.It was a relatively mild illness for kids, but produces fetal death or devastating birth defects when women get it during pregnancy.As more of the population ignores the benefit of vaccines, we will eventually see outbreaks.International travel brings in asymptomatic carriers who then infect susceptible ppl. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of IgG to rubella virus reactive?

What is the meaning of IgG to rubella virus reactive?

Rubella immune: It means you have antibodies to rubella, and are considered immune to the infection. ...Read more

Rubella Virus (Definition)

Rubella aka german measles, is an infection that primarily affects the skin and lymph nodes. It is caused by the rubella virus (not the same virus that causes measles), which is usually transmitted by droplets from the nose or throat that others breathe in. It can also pass through a pregnant woman's bloodstream to ...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