Quarterly Communicable Disease Review, April to June 1999

M. Catchpole, P. Richmond, A. Nicoll, J. Hawker

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-475
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Public Health Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

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Two significant studies into the safety of MMR vaccine were published during the quarter. Both studies investigated the possibility of a link between MMR vaccine use and the development of autism, and one also investigated the possibility of a link with the development of Crohn’s disease. The findings of both studies, one of which was conducted by the Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) and a team from the Royal Free Hospital4 and the other by a working party set up by the Committee of Safety on Medicines,5 reinforced the conclusion of the Medical Research Council’s expert group that there is no evidence of a link between either measles or MMR vaccine and autism or bowel disease.6

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