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Are some people more prone to getting rubella?

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Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Dr. Douglas McNeill
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Rubella is most devistating to a developing fetus, attacking multiple organs:brain, eyes, hearing& more.
Baby can be lost/deaf/blind & severely impaired.If mom had rubella or was vaccinated, the baby is protected during development by maternal antibodies.The antibodies wear off & must be replaced thru vaccinaton or rubella can strike the older kid. Infection when older is relatively mild.

In brief: Yes

Rubella is most devistating to a developing fetus, attacking multiple organs:brain, eyes, hearing& more.
Baby can be lost/deaf/blind & severely impaired.If mom had rubella or was vaccinated, the baby is protected during development by maternal antibodies.The antibodies wear off & must be replaced thru vaccinaton or rubella can strike the older kid. Infection when older is relatively mild.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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