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If a child has measles, can his immune parent "carry" the virus and unintentionally infect other susceptible children?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Viral carriage is not likely in an immune host.
In order for a virus to survive it must be able to invade its host's cells, and pre-existing immunity should prevent this from occurring.

In brief: No
Viral carriage is not likely in an immune host.
In order for a virus to survive it must be able to invade its host's cells, and pre-existing immunity should prevent this from occurring.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Only...
...As part of dirt on his/her hands.

In brief: Only...
...As part of dirt on his/her hands.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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