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What does it mean to test positive for the IgG antibody to rubella virus?

What does it mean to test positive for the IgG antibody to rubella virus?

You Are Immune: Igg is the long term antibody that protects you against bacteria and viruses. If you are IgG positive, you protected from getting a rubella infection. ...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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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

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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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Can a child be infected from rubella virus even he is vaccinated?

Can a child be infected from rubella virus even he is vaccinated?

Yes: Protection from the first dose is expected in about 85% of the population, this rises to in excess of 95% after a second dose given at least a month later. The current routine in the US includes doses at a year and 4-5 yrs which integrates vaccinations with day care/school entry. Recent measles outbreaks in the US were noted from imported cases in mostly unvaccinated but some once vaccinated kids ...Read more

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Please i would like help. I have the rubella virus disease.What is the best the treatment?

Supportive care: Rubella is a brief, self healing disease for those who experience it. It is rarely more than a minor problem for most kids and adults who experience it.Transient joint pain is a common feature. No specific treatments are needed. Rubella is deadly to a fetus during pregnancy.It can result in miscarriage, deafness, blindness and major organ damage. ...Read more

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I am affected by the rubella virus disease. Is there any treatment for it and if so, where can I get it?

Confusing question: You say affected by Rubella,if you mean you had it and have residual problems, any treatment would focus on the problem. For most, the residual effects are permanent. If you have active disease, there are some available treatments that you can access through your doc. ...Read more

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I would like help. affected by rubella virus disease. is there any treatment for it. if so say where the treatment is?

?? too vague: Affected by rubella virus ??? No details. Rubella is harshest on the unborn, producing permanent injury to the eyes (vision), organs (poor function),nervous system ( small brain with delay and impaired performance). The affect on the older kid is relatively minor.Injury to the nervous system tends to be permanent and treatment supportive. ...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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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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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