Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jenny | 2011-07-31

Q.

Children''s illnesses

My daughter did not have a single one of the normal children sicknesses (chicken pox, measles, rubella, etc.), although she was in contact with children at that stage who had them. She now has two little boys who are in the creche. What are the chances that she will get these illnesses from her children when and if they get it? And if she does, what effect will it have on her as an adult of 28 years old?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter has probably developed a natural immunity to most of the children's infectious illnesses. Children are immunised against all of the common infectious illnesses these days including chicken pox. It is unlikely that she will develop any of these infections.

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