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This may have been answered already...if so, I apologize.<br><br>
If DS (20 months--has not had MMR) is around DD's recently-vaccinated 5-year-old friends, what kind of contact would bring him into contact with the shedding? It's hard to keep 5-year-olds from hugging their friend's "baby" brother. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I don't expect that DS would be drinking from their cups or anything, but sometimes it's hard to know when someone is going to shove their fingers in his mouth or hand him a cracker or something. We wash DS's hands, and he is still nursing, but I know that I can't keep him away from every potential ailment.<br><br>
Anyway, I just want to be aware of the manner in which the MMR sheds. I would guess that measles doesn't shed as easily as mumps or rubella since there are few measles cases (unless there are many subclinical cases).<br><br>
Thanks so much for any information!
 

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It sheds in the snot and breastmilk, for sure. They have never studied transmission, though, so, we don't know those rates.
 
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