FEBRUARY 2002 The Royal Free Hospital where Wakefield carried out his initial research published a paper saying there is no link between MMR
jab and autism.
Nearly 2,200 sixth-to-twelfth-grade students in that community who had documentation of receiving two MMRs
were offered a third dose of MMR
She said Robert was a perfectly healthy child before his MMR
Arrangements will be put in place to offer them MMR
as soon as possible in the new school term.
In 2002 Dr Wakefield presented a bunkum MMR
study, but curiously found believers within Tory ranks.
This wasn't entirely unexpected, because previous studies had shown that the MMR
vaccine is associated with one additional febrile seizure for every 3,000-4,000 doses administered, while Varivax given alone is not associated with an increased risk.
Subsequent investigation indicated a sharp clustering of seizures in days 7-10 following vaccination both with MMRV (45 of 93 total) and with the separate MMR
and varicella vaccines given simultaneously (44 of 164).
But research funded by the Medical Research Council yesterday concluded that they could find no evidence of a link between autism and MMR
Of these children, 8 suffered from behavioural problems that were associated by the parents with the MMR
jab - whilst I empathise greatly with the parents, such observations are surely highly subjective.
Largely, these parents made their decision because of an alleged link with the MMR
injection and autism and bowel disease.
Autism Research Campaign for Health (Arch) cited a study by John O'Leary of Trinity College, Dublin, which found the strain of measles from the MMR
vaccine in the guts of 12 autistic children who had received the triple injection.
A Scots report into MMR
- linked to autism - has also been delayed after experts could not agree whether to offer single vaccines.