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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

Dr. Peter Bernstein
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An infectious disease caused by a virus. It is also known as German measles or three-day measles. Symptoms include an initial flu-like illness followed by a rash on the face that spreads to the trunk and limbs. An ...Read more


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Immunity to rubella means immune to chickenpox?

Immunity to rubella means immune to chickenpox?

No: These are two different germs and immunity to one does not mean immunity to the other. ...Read more

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I got tested to see if I was immune to Measles mumps and rubella and results: measles and rubella reactive. Mumps non reactive. What does that mean?

I got tested to see if I was immune to Measles mumps and rubella and results: measles and rubella reactive. Mumps non reactive. What does that mean?

Need a booster shot: That result usually means the patient is immune to measles and to rubella, but is not immune to mumps. If she had her MMR shot before, her mumps antibodies are no longer high enough to ensure protection against mumps. She can ask her doctor about getting an MMR booster shot, which would increase her antibodies to block all 3 contagious diseases. ...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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If you catch rubella will you be immune after you get over it?

Yes: You will be. Most people are immune by being vaccinated. ...Read more

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Is rubella immune blood test positive good?

Is rubella immune blood test positive good?

No, indicates imunit: A positive test for rubella immunity indicates your body has been exposed to wild rubella or the rubella vaccine ; developed protective antibodies to it. If you are female, it means you will not pass rubella to your fetus if u are exposed to the illness during pregnancy ; get the disease. ...Read more

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I'm 10 week and I my test showed I am not immune to the rubella virus, so what should I do?

Wait it out: There are many instances where the standard screening test for rubella immunity is negative when functional immunity may still be adequate. Your OB will likely plan to give you the vaccine after you deliver to boost any immunity you have. For now, avoid people you know won't vaccinate their kids, & crowded areas or airports. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have low titer for rubella and hep b. They said my hep b was 5 and should have been 10. Does this indicate some kind of immune disorder?

I have low titer for rubella and hep b. They said my hep b was 5 and should have been 10. Does this indicate some kind of immune disorder?

No: Were you checked to see if you were vaccinated? Did they check your surface antigen? This could just mean that you need the Hep B vaccine. Talk to your doctor further about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've had the MMR and am still not immune to rubella why and should I see my GP for other tests for my immune system?

I've had the MMR and am still not immune to rubella why and should I see my GP for other tests for my immune system?

First repeat the MMR: The MMR was first given in the US after 1971 as a single dose after age 1 yr. By 1990's measles outbreaks at colleges led to addition of a second dose.Antibody screening can suggest the level is not high enough to be protective, but that does not mean you have a bad immune system, just a waning level. You may or may not have received that 2nd dose as a kid, or the batch was not as potent. ...Read more

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Immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you've had vaccines 2x before age six?

Mostly: Although vaccines are safe and effective, there is an occasional peron whose immune system does not respond well to the recommended series. Thus they are not immune. If needed, blood tests can measure this. Still worth immunizing to maximize protection. ...Read more

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Do adults need boosters for rubella? I had a rubella vaccine as a child, but am traveling to an area of the world where it’s prevalent. Do I need some sort of booster, or am I still immune? .

Do adults need boosters for rubella? I had a rubella vaccine as a child, but am traveling to an area of the world where it’s prevalent. Do I need some sort of booster, or am I still immune? .

Maybe: Vaccines produce long term immunity to many viral illnesses but some like the rubella, may not hold at a protective level. The MMR which is the main rubella vaccine in the US since the late 70's, did not get a childhood booster dose routinely until the 90's, after clusters of cases on college campuses. Now OB's routinely check rubella antibodies on women to make sure their level is okay. Get a test. ...Read more

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What would cause someone to not have sufficient titers to rubella during prenatal blood work but was immunized? Immune deficiency?

What would cause someone to not have sufficient titers to rubella during prenatal blood work but was immunized? Immune deficiency?

Not uncommon: Many do show up as lacking in a "protective level" of antibody on prenatal blood work but had the vaccine in childhood. There is some question whether the protective level is set too high, and the person is immune, but risk may remain. Since the damage of rubella can be so severe, most go ahead and get a booster to be sure. ...Read more

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If doctor test for rubella virus and it comes back positive (immune) is this fanerous?

If doctor test for rubella virus and it comes back positive (immune) is this fanerous?

Dangerous=no=good: This is the result you want. It means you are not at risk of having a new case of rubella and passing it to a baby if you get pregnant. Such an infection can cause a miscarriage, or deafness, blindness or other organ damage. Your positive test insures this won't happen. ...Read more

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Are you immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you received the MMR vaccine twice at age one and age six?

Vast majority are: This probably protects upwards of 95% of the population. However, due to the significance of rubella in pregnancy, OB's generally test for rubella immunity in all their prospective mothers so they can receive a booster if needed. ...Read more

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I had measles as a child (rubella & reg) yet turned up w/ no immunity on work bloodwork. How could that be? Gave me MMR vaccine am I know immune?

I had measles as a child (rubella & reg) yet turned up w/ no immunity on work bloodwork. How could that be? Gave me MMR vaccine am I know immune?

Mimickry: You did not have a true measles, instead, had some febrile illness with rash. It is not uncommon for the lay people to misinterprete other viral rash as measles. ...Read more

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Is getting MMR shot 1 month and 13 days before pregnancy safe to baby? Actually I got rubella vaccine when I was child am I immune to this MMR?

Yes: Many ob's will do a rubella antibody test to see if your childhood vaccine has actually kept you immune. Years ago when only one was given, as many as 5-10% may not have been fully protected. The issue is so important a repeat is considered proper if your levels are low. The shot does its thing in the first 2wks after its given so 6 weeks out you have no reason to worry about it. ...Read more

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My lab result says 350. Immune for my rubella screen. I had measles as a child. My job requires proof of vaccination or immunity. Is this adequate?

My lab result says 350. Immune for my rubella screen. I had measles as a child. My job requires proof of vaccination or immunity. Is this adequate?

Should be: Some jobs require that you agree to let them send the lab work to their own testing facility after they draw blood from you during processing. This should be fine, but employers have their own rules. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant and been told im immune for rubella just want to know does that cover me for chicken pox? As my daughter has just come down wth I

No: Chicken pox is caused by a different virus. If you had chickenpox as a child then you most likely have immunity against it and probably will not get it again. There is a vaccine for chicken pox that you may have had but has only been routinely provided to children in the last 20years. If you are not sure, see your physician as pregnant women can become quite ill with chicken pox. ...Read more

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