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The Difference Between Rubella and Rubeola

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One out of every 1,000 will develop inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), and 1 out of 1,000 will die. (5)

Prevention:

There is no treatment for either rubella or rubeola, which is why immunization is needed to prevent the spread of either disease. The MMR vaccination stands for Measles (rubeola), Mumps and Rubella and is usually given to children at 12 to 15 months and again at 4 to 6 years of age.

Before vaccinations became prevalent in the United States, it was estimated that 3 to 4 million people were infected yearly with measles. Of these, 400 to 500 died while another 1,000 developed measles encephalitis.

It is important to note that measles is still common in other countries and visitors who have measles can carry it when visiting here in the United States. (5)

Sources:

1. About Rubella. Kids Health from Nemours. Retrieved Aug. 25, 2012.
http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/german_measles.h...

2. Rubella. Also called: German measles, Three-day measles. MedlinePlus. Retrieved Aug. 25, 2012.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rubella.html

3. Measles. Also called: Rubeola. MedlinePlus. Retrieved Aug. 25, 2012.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/measles.html

4. About Measles. Kids Health from Nemours. Retrieved Aug. 25, 2012.
http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/measles.html

5. Measles - Q&A about Disease & Vaccine. CDC: Center for Disease Control. Retrieved Aug. 25, 2012.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/measles/faqs-dis-vac-risks.htm

Michele is an R.N. freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s healthcare and quality of care issues. Other articles by Michele are at www.helium.com/users/487540/show_articles/

Edited by Jody Smith

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In regards to measles, according to the CDC: "One out of every 1,000 will develop inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), and 1 out of 1,000 will die." You also state that "Before vaccinations became prevalent in the United States, it was estimated that 3 to 4 million people were infected yearly with measles. Of these, 400 to 500 died while another 1,000 developed measles encephalitis."
Let's do some basic math: If 4 million people get the measles and 400 die, then one out of every 10,000 people who get measles will die (not 1 in 1,000). Similarly, 1 in 4,000 will develop encephalitis (not 1 in 1,000). To learn more about other CDC lies and half-truths visit: www.DarkSideVaccines.com

September 23, 2018 - 7:42pm
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thank you, it was very helpful .

December 23, 2014 - 8:03am
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April 10, 2013 - 5:55am
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