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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Chené | 2004/10/22

Q.

German Measles

My 3 year old was diagnsed with german measles. I am 6 weeks pregnant and was told to keep my distance from her. How long does this condition remain contagious. If I have had german measles already are there any dangers for me or my unborn baby?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The best protection is if you had German measles before or had been vaccinated. Your obstetrician should have done these blood tests routinely. Most viral infections are most contagious during the period of febrile illness. Infectivity is greatly reduced once the fever is over and no new skin lesions appear.

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Posted by: Zebi | 2004/10/23

In what area are you? My child has german measles too and I am 7 months pregnant.
I am in Pretoria

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