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Old 07.03.2009, 10:22
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can you get measles twice?

Hi my sons friend is coming for a sleepover tonight, his sister has just been diagnosed with measles, they did not have mmr injections. My two have both been fully immunised so have said it is ok for him still to come over.

My question is this for us, we both had measles as a child and wonder will we be at risk or will our bodies now be immune?

have done a few searches on the internet but all seem to aim at children and this disease.

Anyone have any thoughts or similar personal experiences?

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Old 07.03.2009, 10:27
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Re: can you get measles twice?

No you cannot get measles twice, so don`t worry
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Old 07.03.2009, 10:31
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Re: can you get measles twice?

Thanks Sutter, I did not want to see the dissappointment on my sons face if I had to say his friend could not come over.

It is such a worry, now I wonder what diseases we are at risk to here, back in UK there is very little risk of these old illnesses.
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Old 07.03.2009, 10:34
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Re: can you get measles twice?

Yes, but it's extremely rare.
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Thanks Sutter, I did not want to see the dissappointment on my sons face if I had to say his friend could not come over.

It is such a worry, now I wonder what diseases we are at risk to here, back in UK there is very little risk of these old illnesses.
I know it is a worry, biut if you have had measel`s, or chicken pox you cannot catch them again. Measel`s was a big problem back in the UK a few months ago i started a thread about it a while ago i will find it and post it on here in case you didn`t see it 1 second please.
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Re: can you get measles twice?

Here it is Measels is it coming here aswell?
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Re: can you get measles twice?

my mother-in-law just txt to say my hubby did not have measles as a child it was mumps, now what do I do??
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Yes, but it's extremely rare.
No you can`read this please it say`s once you have had it you are immune http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Measles...20is%20it.aspx
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Old 07.03.2009, 10:50
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my mother-in-law just txt to say my hubby did not have measles as a child it was mumps, now what do I do??
You have 3 choices here let your sons friend sleep over and your husband sleeps somewhere else, or explain to your son his friend can`t come over to sleep because his friend`s sister is ill, and you don`t want his Daddy to be ill (because your husband could catch it), or another option is can your son not sleep at his friends house and in a few weeks his friend could sleep at your house

Don`t put your husband at risk
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Old 07.03.2009, 10:57
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No you can`read this please it say`s once you have had it you are immune http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Measles...20is%20it.aspx
We can all quote from the web. Here it says you can:-

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_dont_y..._measles_twice
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Old 07.03.2009, 11:32
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We can all quote from the web. Here it says you can:-

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_dont_y..._measles_twice
LOL from the same web page i asked the question (on search) can you catch measels twice and this is the answer it gave me http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_don't_..._measles_twice

so you can`t catch it twice
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Old 07.03.2009, 11:36
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We can all quote from the web. Here it says you can:-

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_dont_y..._measles_twice
So the UK NHS official web site says "no" and a common forum says "yes".
Right you are: it's a gov'mint conspiracy to kill off the poor so I vote "yes we can"

Actually, the NHS link says:
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Typically, once somebody has fought off the measles infection, they develop immunity to it.
You're both right... no need to argue...
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Old 07.03.2009, 11:39
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You're both right... no need to argue...
Don`t spoil my boring saturday morning please
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Re: can you get measles twice?

Just to add fuel to the fire, my parents were sure I had the measles as a kid which was fine until I caught it again in my 20's. That was bad.
Rare-yes but it can happen
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Re: can you get measles twice?

hi

please also remember that no vaccination is guaranteed 100% effective
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Old 07.03.2009, 18:08
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Re: can you get measles twice?

if this child's sister has measles, and the child is not immunised, then that child *should* be in quarantine....

Measles is highly contageous and spread through droplets in the air...I'm sorry, but I think that that child should be at home for the entire quarantine period...

The biggest risk is not to your kids (who are immunised) - its to children under 12 months, and pregnant women, unborn babies.. and to people who are 'immunocompromised' - that includes cancer patients, other diseases affecting the immune system, people with HIV, people who are already ill from other things...and to adults - the complications can be much worse in adults...

The child whose sister has measles has a 90% chance of catching it, therefore you are basically bringing someone in your house who is highly likely to be contageous...

How would you feel in a few week's time if you caught it ??? - because for 4-5 days before you *know* you are sick, you are travelling around, and potentially infecting lots of people you don't even know...
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please also remember that no vaccination is guaranteed 100% effective
Also people who are immunised can catch atypical measles which is much worse than normal measles, and it is not something they like to mention much.
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Also people who are immunised can catch atypical measles which is much worse than normal measles, and it is not something they like to mention much.
Erm, you might want to elaborate on that, don't you think? Atypical measles was a complication with some of the older style measles vaccines, or vaccines which have been improperly stored. It is not a complication of modern, routine vaccinations per se.
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Erm, you might want to elaborate on that, don't you think? Atypical measles was a complication with some of the older style measles vaccines, or vaccines which have been improperly stored. It is not a complication of modern, routine vaccinations per se.
Yes, done a quick bit of reading and you are absolutely right. Can also affect people who are not fully vaccinated too. Thanks for pointing this out.
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My question is this for us, we both had measles as a child and wonder will we be at risk or will our bodies now be immune?

You should be immune, but you can get it twice, it's uncommon but I know someone who did. Probably not an issue unless you're pregnant or going to be in contact with someone pregnant (or weakened/ill).
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