Does The Measles, Mumps And Rubella Vaccine Cause Autism?
New research says that the MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) does not cause Autism, a common fear of parents and a reason why many question the need for the vaccine.
Those are the conclusions of a study of more than 650,000 children in Denmark, published in the journal “Annals of International Medicine” on Monday.
The notion that vaccines cause autism has gotten a lot of traction recently.
The myth linking vaccines and autism grew out of a 1998 study by Andrew Wakefield, published in the medical journal The Lancet. Wakefield had been compensated by a law firm intending to sue manufacturers of the MMR vaccine, and in 2010, he lost his medical license. In 2011, The Lancet retracted the study after an investigation found that Wakefield altered or misrepresented information on the 12 children who were the basis for the conclusion of his study.