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My brother was diagnosed with german measles. What does this mean?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: German Measles

Most of the population get vaccinated to this.
It will run it's course with him and he needs to keep away from un-vaccinated people. It is more of a problem with pregnant patients who have no immunity because it can cause mental retardation in the baby.

In brief: German Measles

Most of the population get vaccinated to this.
It will run it's course with him and he needs to keep away from un-vaccinated people. It is more of a problem with pregnant patients who have no immunity because it can cause mental retardation in the baby.
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rubella

German measles is an older name for a viral infection called rubella.
This is usually a mild disease with minor rash and other symptoms. Most people have received immunizations for this infection (mmr vaccine). Rubella can cause severe fetal malformations if a pregnant mother catches the disease.

In brief: Rubella

German measles is an older name for a viral infection called rubella.
This is usually a mild disease with minor rash and other symptoms. Most people have received immunizations for this infection (mmr vaccine). Rubella can cause severe fetal malformations if a pregnant mother catches the disease.
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