MMR


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MMR

a combined vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella, given to young children
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2002 Reported cases: 319 2003 Dr Arthur Krigsman claims he had performed colonoscopy studies on children with autism and found evidence of harm from MMR, reporting similar findings to Wakefield.
The incidence of vaccine side effects was lower than is commonly reported in children receiving their first or second MMR vaccination.
The safety of MMR has been endorsed through numerous studies in many countries.
Dr Ian Millington, secretary of Morgannwg Local Medical Committee, said: "It is sad that people are more convinced by false science than they are by the advice of almost all the doctors in the world that MMR is an effective vaccine that protects against measles.
Julie Kirkbride MP jumped aboard refusing to MMR her child stating: "The Government is failing in its duty to protect children's health.
Now, new interim data presented to ACIP from two studies--one conducted for the CDC by Northern California Kaiser Permanente and the other by Merck--both suggest an increased risk of febrile seizures for the MMRV combination, compared with MMR and varicella vaccines given separately.
Data from 4- to 6-year-olds receiving their second dose at the Northern California Kaiser Permanente vaccine study center site showed no significant differences in seizure rates between those who received MMRV versus MMR plus V, but there were very few seizures in that age group (two seizures out of 35,185 within 7-10 days of MMRV versus three seizures out of 68,915 for MMR plus V), she noted.
The researchers, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, were unable to find evidence to support an association between MMR and autism or other PDDs.
a MMR is given at the very time in a child's life that speech and learning begin to develop and manifest themselves - it could therefore simply be that autism is diagnosed at the same time as MMR because that's when it becomes evident to parents and doctors.
According to Kathryn Durnford, spokeswoman for Direct Health 2000, which operates a clinic in Rodney Street, the figures proved that parents have lost confidence in MMR.
The group said the research raised "important questions" about the safety of MMR and demanded a new investigation into links between MMR, autism and bowel disease.
More than half also want PM Tony Blair to say if his son Leo has had the MMR inoculation.