Measles Articles A-Z
Cause of Measles - Generic MMR
This page contains links to eMedTV Measles Articles containing information on subjects from Cause of Measles to Generic MMR. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Articles
- Cause of Measles
As this eMedTV page explains, the cause of measles is the measles virus. This article outlines the history, statistics, and transmission of measles. This page also includes information on how long the measles virus can live in the air and on surfaces.
- Cause of Rubella
As this eMedTV article explains, the cause of rubella is simple -- it's the rubella virus. This Web page gives an overview of the virus, offering detailed information on how it is transmitted and how it can be dangerous to fetuses.
- Congenital Rubella Syndrome
Congenital rubella syndrome occurs in some babies after being exposed to the rubella virus in the womb. This eMedTV article offers more information on this condition, including the problems it can cause, statistics on how often it occurs, and more.
- Diagnosing Measles
When diagnosing measles, your doctor will perform a physical exam and ask about your medical history. This eMedTV page discusses tests that may be used and other conditions that a doctor will rule out before diagnosing measles.
- Diagnosing Rubella
The process used for diagnosing rubella includes a physical exam and, in some cases, certain tests. This eMedTV article discusses the process of making a rubella diagnosis, including ruling out other conditions with similar symptoms.
- Drug Interactions With MMRV
If you take aspirin or certain immunosuppressants with the MMRV vaccine, drug interactions may occur. This eMedTV segment explores other products that can interfere with the effectiveness of this vaccination and describes the problems that can happen.
- Generic MMR
Special rules prevent any generic versions of the MMR (M-M-R II) vaccine from being made. This eMedTV Web article covers the laws and regulations surrounding "biologic" medications. This page also discusses whether these laws are likely to change.