MMR Vaccine Autism MMR Vaccine Thesis

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This dramatic event followed the revelation that Wakefield had accepted money from lawyers representing parents who had filed lawsuits claiming that the MMR vaccines had caused autism in their children. Some of these children were even part of Wakefield's original study. (Schreibman, 2005)

This disclosure may have laid some doubts to rest but is still not enough to
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answer the question whether there is actually a link between MMR and autism. Firstly, there is a doubt amongst parents and scientists whether MMR may cause measles, encephalitis or a depression of the immune system in general. However, numerous studies have looked into this possibility and have concluded that the chance is extremely less at the rate of

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Bauman, Margaret L; Kemper, Thomas L. (2005) "The neurobiology of autism"

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2008) "Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

(MMR) Vaccine" Retrieved 25 March, 2009 from

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