If you think you have been in contact with a case of German measles
during your pregnancy consult your doctor immediately.
Perruche had told her doctor she wanted an abortion if she had German measles
, according to the Times, since the disease often causes birth defects.
The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has decided to take steps to assist people who were not vaccinated against German measles
, a dangerous illness for pregnant women, due to an amendment of the Preventive Vaccination Law, ministry sources said Friday.
They were understandably overjoyed to learn that they would at last have a child -- only to become gravely concerned when Shirley, a licensed practical nurse, was exposed to German Measles
during the first trimester.
(also called rubella) is an example.
(the three-day variety): Although the disease is a mild one, all adults who have not had it should be immunized to decrease the potential for pregnant women contracting it, with subsequent serious effects on the fetus.
Amman , April 15 (Petra) -- A seven-year-old child who had suffered brain atrophy that had affected his sight, hearing and the ability to speak because his mother was afflicted by the German measles
during her pregnancy, has now regained his vision after a surgery.
5 million individuals (under 20 years old) to be immunized against measles and German measles
(MR), and against polio (children under 5 years old).
Rubella - commonly known as German measles
or three-day measles - is an infection that primarily affects the skin and lymph nodes.
If German measles
was around, girls especially were exposed to gain immunity to save future pregnancy of disabled babies born blind, deaf or brain damaged.
Lorraine, of Wishaw, Lanarkshire, caught German measles
when she was just two and it damaged her kidneys.
In addition to the current outbreak of measles in the Liverpool area we have seen outbreaks of mumps in further education colleges and universities in recent years and if pregnant women should get German measles
the consequences for the unborn child can be devastating.