At my work we do all the pre-uni vax screening for students beginning studies to be health professionals (Medicine /nursing /physio etc), and get a lot (1 to 3/week at least) through with negative measles serology. Most students are aged 18-30 and in the cohort who have only had 1 MMR in childhood... of course this is why they bought in the 2nd childhood MMR vax. We also do serology on a lot of travellers and have quite a lot of negative results.
Yes, I think it's important to remind people that measles and rubella (previously known as German Measles) are two very different illnesses, with very different implications if contracted during pregnancy. All mums-to-be should be blood tested to ensure their rubella immunity is good before becoming pregnant.
Many people get the 2 diseases mixed up..
Last edited by mmaf; 17-02-2016 at 05:57.
Anyways, it's been confused with measles a couple times in the thread, I was just making the distinction. No need to be defensive.
Last edited by HollyGolightly81; 17-02-2016 at 06:02.
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