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If I test positive for a rubella infection, can that be effectively treated with a vaccine?

If I test positive for a rubella infection, can that be effectively treated with a vaccine?

No: A vaccine can only prevent, not treat, rubella. However, a "positive test" usually just indicates that one is already immune, either due to prior infection, or more commonly, prior vaccination. Fortunately, rubella is rare in the developed world due to near-universal vaccination of infants. ...Read more

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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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I had miscarriage 2 times, rubella was positive. Doctor has given rubella vaccine. Is it really required? Will it halm to body/create problem ?

Were you actively : Infected with rubella while pregnant or were you non-immune? Congenital rubella causes intellectual disability & autism, not the vaccine. Start 400 ?g of Folic Acid daily now, so your folate (folic acid) levels will be normal at time of conception & be tested for mthfr gene variants. If you had 2 1st-trimester ab's, seek pre-pregnancy genetic testing & counselling to assess risk for other possible issues. ...Read more

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When should one get vaccine for rubella?

When should one  get  vaccine for rubella?

MMR at 1 and 4 years: The MMR shot (or measles, mumps and rubella shot) is indicated as a two dose series, given at least months apart after the age of 1 yo. Standard is that its given after 1 yo and then again at 4 yo. Adults can receive it anytime if previously unvaccinated or proven non-immune. The m, m and r components no longer come as separate shots at all, and must be given together as mmr. ...Read more

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Who discovered the rubella vaccine?

Many investigators..: Were involved in the work that culminated in the availability of the rubella vaccine in 1969. Among them were maurice hilleman and dorothy horstmann. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many rubella vaccines should be taken in my life?

Two Doses: The vaccine comes as combined MMR now w/ the rubella portion (german measles mixed w/ mumps & measles) in 1989, young people in the usa, began getting 2 doses of MMR after increased outbreaks erupted on single dose regimen. Single dosing not protective enough. Those born before 1956 may have natural immunity. If born between 1957-1970's, you may have had only the single series & be at risk. ...Read more

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How long does rubella vaccine last?

Years: Most vaccine immunity lasts for 10-20 years. They immunity wanes over time. For some this will create a susceptibilty. The body has a remembering response (anamnestic) and for many when immunity wanes and the person is exposed to the illness then the anamnestic response will lead to a healthy immune response.Others may get the illness. Susceptibility can be reduced with a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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What will happen if i don't take rubella vaccine?

What will happen if i don't take rubella vaccine?

Depends: In the past decade we have seen much fear mongering about vaccines and many avoiding them for themselves and their kids. Preventable diseases that were declining are returning in clusters around the country. Rubella is not a specifically harsh disease to adult or older kid.However, if you have it in pregnancy, baby can abort or become deaf, mute and blind. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rubella vaccine?

Vaccine for rubella: A vaccine designed to prevent rubella, or german measles which has devastating consequences for newborns (e.G deafness, mental retardation etc) whose mother get infected during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...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