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What is the death rate of rubella now, and what was it in the pre-vaccine days?

What is the death rate of rubella now, and what was it in the pre-vaccine days?

Rarely fatl pre/post: Rubella is a rather minor illness in most patients with 25-50% remaining asymptomatic. Rarely infections of the heart muscle or encephalitis were quite worrisome. Incidence has declined 99% with vaccines. The problem with rubella is with pregnancy. If acquired in pregnancy: miscarriage, blindness, deafness, liver failure, heart disease & mental retardation were often the tragic result. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

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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Anybody know the death rate for rubella in pregnancy?

Hard to know: Rubella during pregnancy is known to cause miscarriage, or fetal deaths but the numbers are hard to come by. It can be a mild flu like illness in mom that triggers an early miscarriage & is never recognized.Birth defects in baby approach 85% for infection in the first 12 wks, dropping to ~50% from 12-16 wks. The earlier the infection the worse the general outcome. Sad but preventable by vaccines. ...Read more

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Anybody know the annual incidence rate for rubella in the u.S.?

Anybody know the annual incidence rate for rubella in the u.S.?

10 IMPORTED cases: <10 people a year in the USA have rubella (German measles) since 2002, all cases have been traceable to foreigners who carried the virus in from abroad.
2011, there were 222 cases of regular measles confirmed in the United States. This is a reminder to make sure that your vaccinations are up-to-date. See
www. Cdc. Gov/features/measles/cached. ...Read more

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I had one abortion and for second time, my son was dead after 9 days. I am not pregnant now. I have anti rubella virus with +ve value of 198.dangerous?

Probably not: If by "anti-rubella virus" you mean antibodies, then this is normal for someone who was immunized in the past. In that case, the lab test indicates that you are immune to rubella (German measles.) ...Read more

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What causes rubella?

What causes rubella?

Single viral strain: Rubella is caused by a virus with only 1 known strain & humans as the only known source. Infection is passed by contact with infected fluid on surfaces or in the air from a sneeze or cough. Immunization has reduced the case numbers when used, but is not 100% efective after 1 dose. Ease of international travel & transmission during incubation results in clusters of new cases every year. ...Read more

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Can you die from rubella?

Almost never: However, it is several days of misery, and if you are pregnant, it is likely that your unborn child will end up blind and/or deaf and/or seriously deformed and/or mentally handicapped. Before immunization, when one girl in a community came down with "german measles", all the other girls would be invited to a slumber party with her in hopes they'd catch it and thus be immune. ...Read more

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How can rubella be controlled?

How can rubella be controlled?

Immunize: The rubella vaccine is safe and very effective. This measure alone has grossly reduced rubella cases in the US, encourage everyone to immunize. ...Read more

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What does rubella reactive means?

What does rubella reactive means?

Immunity: It means you've had rubella or the vaccine and cannot be infected. ...Read more

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What happens when you get rubella?

Here is a great: Article by Mayo Clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/rubella/basics/symptoms/con-20020067 ...Read more

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Can you clarify what rubella really is?

German Measles: There are 2 types of measles, rubella (german measles) and rubeola (big measles).Rubella is bad because it can really harm a fetus by miscarrage or birth defects.Please get the MMR vaccine and vaccinate your kids. ...Read more

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Can you live a normal life with rubella?

Confusing question: When rubella is experienced as an infection as a kid or adult, it is a relatively mild illness that lasts a few days and usually has few if any long term issues. If experienced in pregnancy, the fetus may abort or experience mild to severe complications. This can include being born deaf ; blind, with injury to other organs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

Mild: Rubella, or german measles, can cause rash and fever for 2-3 days which is usually mild in children and young adults and improves without any specific treatment. ...Read more

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What does a postive result for rubella mean?

What does a postive result for rubella mean?

You have antibodies: This test looks for evidence that you either had the disease or a successful vaccine. The presence of antibodies in the blood will turn the test positive, and most will consider a certain level of antibody as protective, while if low might indicate for a vaccine booster. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting rubella?

Yes: the unimmunized: All humans can get rubella (german measles). If your mother had the disease, you have some protection but only for 6 months. After that, you are on your own. The best defense is immunization which trades a very mild usually inapparent 'infection' for long term protection. Rubella is not innocuous-my sister, for example, has deafness and needed heart surgery in 1945 from rubella in utero. ...Read more

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What is a good natural defence against rubella?

The vaccine!: The MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine is the best defense against rubella. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rubella?

Rubella: 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 rarely are seen today. ...Read more

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Can rubella be contracted more than once in a lifetime?

Rubella: No once you have rubella it gives you life long immunity and you will not get it again. ...Read more

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What does it mean when tested for rubella it's reactive?

What does it mean when tested for rubella it's reactive?

You have antibodies: This test looks for evidence that you either had the disease or a successful vaccine. The presence of antibodies in the blood will turn the test positive, and most will consider a certain level of antibody as protective, while if low might indicate for a vaccine booster. ...Read more

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What happens if you had rubella what would you have caught?

Confusing question: If you had rubella, you caught the German Measles, ie rubella. It is much milder than the regular measles but much more distructive to a developing fetus in the womb. ...Read more

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What exactly does it means when your rubella test comes negative?

No immunity: If you talking about rubella antibody test, it means you did not have rubella, you did not have vaccine for rubella, or if you had any of above mentioned exposures you do not have any immunity/resistence against this disease. If you had disease or vaccine for it it would be expected that you have antibodies in your body for this disease if your body responded properly to it but not 100% of the tim. ...Read more

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Is rubella IgG of 173.99 good or bad?

Is rubella IgG of 173.99 good or bad?

Good: It means your MMR vaccine is protecting you adaquatly against getting rubella. It's good to have high protective rubella igg antibodies. ...Read more

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How can you contract teratogen rubella?

Infection when Pregn: A woman who has rubella during pregnancy is at risk of miscarriage, fetal organ damage, blindness, deafness, heart defects etc. As a teratogenic effect of the infection on the fetus. Failure to get the vaccine in childhood or prior to pregnancy sets the stage for this disaster. With some people avoiding vaccines we are seeing more cases emerge in the general population. Risks are now higher. ...Read more

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How does one describe the teratogen rubella?

How does one describe the teratogen rubella?

Potentially severe.: Microcephaly, seizures, cataracts, deafness, and delays in neurodevelopmental milestones can be seen with fetal rubella infection. In general, the earlier the infection the more rare and severe if is. The later, the more mild and common the fetal infection. ...Read more

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My test of rubella ab IgG was possitive, is that bad?

No: It just means that you cannot get rubella again. You either had the shot or had the disease in the past. Sometimes people get the disease and there are very few symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi my rubella igg result is 0.3 is that positive or not?

Yes: That number indicates that you are immune to rubella most commonly from vaccinations as a child or a past infection. It is a good thing. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects and scientific name of rubella?

Rubella: Scientific name rubella, people alkno it as german measles. It is manifested by a non itchy generalized rash, low grade fever. The problem with rubella is getting the disease by women when pregnant because of the potential sode effects on their babies: heart disease, cataracts and mental retardation. ...Read more

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Is fever typical with rubella?

Yes: Fever is common in rubella, especially in children. It is usually mild and lasts only a couple of days. ...Read more

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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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German Measles (Definition)

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