Can German measles be prevented?

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German measles can be prevented through vaccination. It is often administered as part of the combined measles-mumps-rubella-or MMR-inoculation that is routinely given between 12 and 15 months of age, and also between four and six years of age. If you have ever had German measles, you have developed immunity to it and cannot catch it again.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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