Tagged: rubella

Rubella, not a benign disease if experienced during early pregnancy - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 10, 2010

The MMR vaccine is targeted at measles, mumps and rubella. The latter, rubella, is a cause of abortions and developmental defects in children of mothers who are infected with the virus during the first twenty weeks of pregnancy. [caption id="attachment_1341" align="alignright" width="300"] Cataracts in a CRS infant (Source: wikipedia.)[/caption] It is sometimes useful to look at … Read More

Final chapter in the MMR-autism scandal - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Feb 01, 2010

In the world of medical research, Dr Andrew Wakefield is about as controversial a character as you can find. Andrew Wakefield It was Wakefield who was behind claims published in The Lancet in 1998 that pointed towards the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine being linked to autism in children. His paper and subsequent statements to the media that parents be … Read More