With Measles On The Rise, Study Touts MMR Vaccine Safety
The report analyzed more than 20,000 studies on the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and found the risks of side effects are low.By Daniel Shapiro | July 1, 2014
Contrary to some opinions about vaccinations, a new study has found the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is indeed safe for children. (Via Flickr / U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers In Europe District)
The journal Pediatrics released a report Tuesday that analyzed more than 20,000 studies and 67 papers on the topic. The research determined vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, do not lead to autism.
The study comes on the heels of a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that indicates a rise in measles across the U.S. Most years only have 60 cases of measles, but in 2014 there have been 539 cases and 17 outbreaks across 20 states.