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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.
Measles is a viral disease characterized by high fever, cough, and a red, blotchy rash. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains statistics about measles and discusses the transmission, symptoms, and possible complications of this disease.
Rubella, also called German measles, is a mild viral illness that causes a rash and fever. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed description of the disease, including its causes, symptoms, transmission methods, and treatment options.
A live vaccine, MMR offers protection against mumps, measles, and rubella. This segment of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth overview of this vaccine, including how it is given, possible side effects, how it works, and more.
To protect against measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox, you can vaccinate your child with MMRV. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at this vaccination, providing information on its dosing, possible side effects, and safety precautions.
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.
The measles virus causes measles; however, this virus is inactivated by heat, light, and acidic pH. This eMedTV Web page explains the history and transmission of the virus and discusses the potential complications of measles.
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.