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The MMR vaccine can cause serious adverse reactions, researchers have admitted this week. The rubella (German measles) component of the jab increases the risk of infection from the rubella virus itself, and can cause serious skin inflammation and ulcers in anyone whose immune system is compromised.
Parents are being invited to contribute to the product information that will be issued with the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine, including any risks, side effects and adverse effects their children may have suffered.
There's been a news black-out over the deaths of two babies after they were given three routine vaccinations in Chiapas, Mexico
The MMR vaccine is back in the news
As California considers tightening up exemptions for the MMR vaccine following a recent outbreak of measles, an anti-vaccine lobby group has released figures that show that nobody has died from measles in the US in the past 10 years, and yet 100 have died from the vaccine
Parents who have refused the MMR vaccine for their children are usually blamed for any outbreak of measles, mumps or rubella (German measles). But the MMR is far less effective than manufacturers have claimed, and the data has been massaged to conceal the truth, two virologists have said in a sworn testament.