4 doctors weighed in:

Is it possible to get german measles more than once?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is only one serotype of rubella so one can only get it once if not immunized.

In brief: No

There is only one serotype of rubella so one can only get it once if not immunized.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

However, a kid may have been labeled German measles with a copycat virus and had it later for real.
Many years ago this was never tested, and many mothers or grandmothers were confident using the label. Docs did not want them anywhere near their office to be checked. Today any suspected case is more likely to have confirmatory lab tests.

In brief: No

However, a kid may have been labeled German measles with a copycat virus and had it later for real.
Many years ago this was never tested, and many mothers or grandmothers were confident using the label. Docs did not want them anywhere near their office to be checked. Today any suspected case is more likely to have confirmatory lab tests.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Not Been Reported

To my knowledge, no.

In brief: Not Been Reported

To my knowledge, no.
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