TITLE

Vaccine--autism link discounted, but effect of "study" is unknown

AUTHOR(S)
Lett, Dan
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/9/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 8, p841
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effects in Canada of a controversial study that linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccines (MMR) to autism. The debate over the study's impact on immunization rates continues to rage in Canada. The hard evidence remains elusive as officials say Canada's tracking system is too inadequate to accurately ascertain the controversy's effect in the country. Many immunologists and public health experts believe the study triggered a worldwide decline in the number of children receiving the vaccine.
ACCESSION #
26756543

 

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