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Are measles and german measles the same?

Are measles and german measles the same?

No: Measles (also known as rubeola) is caused by a completely different virus from german measles (also known as rubella), but you can prevent being infected by both viruses by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Why is rubella called "german measles"?

Why is rubella called "german measles"?

First description: Rubella is a viral illness that was first described by german physicians in the middle of the 18th century. It became known as german measles because of where it was first described, and because the rash it produces is similar in appearance to the rash of measles or rubeola. ...Read more

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When did jonas salks test the polio vaccine?

When did jonas salks test the polio vaccine?

Polio: Started in 1948 & rewarded for discovery in 1955. ...Read more

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Who created the measles and rubella vaccine?

Measles vaccine was : Measle vaccine was invented in 1953 by john franklin enders, and jonas buttococking invented rubella vaccine in 1960s. ...Read more

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Does the immunity vaccines get towards measles also count for german measles?

Separate diseases: Measles vaccine addresses the measles which is a very harsh illness in kids.German measles is a different germ & actually a much milder disease in kids, but a devastating cause of miscarriage, birth defects, blindness & mental deficiency in babies who get it in the womb. ...Read more

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Is pentaxim vaccine (sanofi made in france) really banned?

Is pentaxim vaccine (sanofi made in france) really banned?

Below: Yes: There have been numerous studies over the years, that the dosage of vaccine in Pentaxim against Pertussis is low, that it is not able to protect humans from infection in the long run. A recent study by WHO also states that pertussis (respiratory disease, which spreads through contact) is on the rise again & is prevalent among 5+ years old children in the United States & Europe, where this vaccine has been adopted as part of the national immunization schedule. This vaccine has already been banned in developed countries, on WHO’s recommendation. ...Read more

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What is the foodborne illness red tide? Bama jam?

What is the foodborne illness red tide? Bama jam?

Algae Blood: Red tide refers to an algal bloom that accumulates rapidly some associated with the production of natural toxins, depletion of dissolved oxygen or other harmful effects, generally described as harmful algal blooms. Humans can become seriously ill from eating oysters and other shellfish contaminated with red tide toxin. Not all are red and not all vary with the tides. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine named tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Is there a vaccine named tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

No: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is the brand name for an antiviral medication used to treat the flu. For adults, it is usually 1 capsule twice a day for 5 days. ...Read more

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What are the differences between german measles and normal measles?

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See below: German measles presents with impressive generalized rash lasting only 3 days, mild fever, and swollen lymph nodes. Measles, in contrast, presents with higher fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis, and generalized rash. Complications including pneumonia, otitis media, and diarrhea are common in children with measles. ...Read more

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Is the bird flu virus obsolete now?

Is the bird flu virus obsolete now?

Yes: There have been no new cases of what has always been a rare disease. However, influenza can always change in dangerous ways. The current human strain is always the one to be feared. ...Read more

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How common is scarlet fever in america?

How common is scarlet fever in america?

I see cases yearly: Scarlet fever in the days before antibiotics was a truly scary disease. Weeks of high temperature and pealing red skin rash were often followed by other complications. Today it is muted by treatment. The rash generally starts within 12hrs of a fever with any strain of strep that can make the erythrotoxin.Treatment kills enough strep to minimize the rash & shorten the illness. ...Read more

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Measels and chickenpox simeltanouesly?

Measels and chickenpox simeltanouesly?

Shots? Infection?: I hope that you are writing about getting both the varicella (chicken pox) and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) injections at the same time, which is certainly ok. These two shots are given either the same day, or otherwise, at least one month apart. They are both live vaccines by the way. If you have both infections as the same time, that would be quite unusual. Most have gotten the shots already. ...Read more

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Nick from healthy, 17 week-old household puppy without rabies vaccine 1-week ago. Sniffles today, but otherwise fine, as is puppy. In East Peru. ?

Nick from healthy, 17 week-old household puppy without rabies vaccine 1-week ago.  Sniffles today, but otherwise fine, as is puppy. In East Peru.   ?

Local Health Dept.: It sounds like there is minimal risk of rabies but check with the local health department for guidance on what to do in that region / community. ...Read more