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Information about Rubella (German Measles)

Rubella is known as a mild disease in children under the age of 10, but it can cause birth defects if pregnant women are exposed to it. For this reason immunization is important. This viral disease causes a rash around 18 days after exposure. The rash is usually mild and accompanied by fever and swollen glands.

MMR should not be given to sick children, although a mild cold is not a problem usually. If your baby suffers from a compromised immune system, or is prone to allergies or has had a blood transfusion, you should discuss this vaccination with your doctor before it is administered. It is also important to discuss subsequent inoculations with him if the reaction to the first one is severe.

See also:

Immunisation - Age of baby

Immunisation - Controversy

Immunisation - Chicken Pox

Immunisation - Diphtheria

Immunisation - Hepatitis A

Immunisation - Hepatitis B

Immunisation - Hib Disease

Immunisation - How does it work

Immunisation - Measles

Immunisation - Mumps

Immunisation - Pertussis

Immunisation - Polio

Immunisation - Reducing impact on baby

Immunisation - Rubella

Immunisation - Safety

Immunisation - Schedule

Immunisation - Tetanus

Immunisation - Tuberculosis

Immunisation - Varicella

Immunisation - Whooping cough


 
   
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