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Rubella Transmission - When Is MMR Given?
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- Rubella Transmission
Rubella transmission often occurs through coughing or sneezing. As this eMedTV article explains, it can also happen when people put their fingers in their mouth after touching an infected surface. This page explains how rubella is spread.
- Rubella Treatment
Since there is no cure for rubella, treatment generally consists of rest, fluids, and medication. As this eMedTV segment explains, rubella treatment is aimed at providing relief from symptoms while the body fights the infection.
- Rubella Vaccine
The rubella vaccine has been available since 1969, and it is very successful at preventing rubella. This eMedTV article provides in-depth information on this vaccine, including who should get it and who should not.
- Rubella Virus
The rubella virus is the cause of rubella (also known as German measles or three-day measles). This page from the eMedTV library discusses this virus in detail, including its history, incubation period, and transmission methods.
- Side Effects of the MMRV Vaccine
Fever, irritability, and reactions at the injection site are commonly reported MMRV side effects. This eMedTV Web page further lists possible reactions to this vaccine, including statistics on how often they occur and which ones require medical care.
- What Is MMRV Used For?
This eMedTV selection explains how the MMRV vaccine is used for preventing measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox. This resource describes in detail how this vaccination works to prevent each of these diseases and covers possible off-label uses.
- When Is MMR Given?
The first dose of MMR vaccine is typically administered between 12 and 15 months of age. This article from the eMedTV site describes when MMR is given, discusses the standard dosing schedule, and provides a link to more detailed information.