Thursday, September 4, 2008

Measles Vaccine No Longer Linked to Autism

Parents of small children have one less thing to worry about today; a recent study found no link between the measles vaccine and autism. The study was conducted at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Based on the study's findings, researchers agree there is no relationship between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism. However, other researchers are quick to point out the study only clears the concern surrounding the MMR vaccine and other vaccines still need to be tested extensively.  

Even though the scientific community has not cleared all vaccines, it is at least safe for parents to vaccinate their children for measles, which has killed 400 to 500 people annually before the vaccine was introduced in 1963. 

(Originally reported by U.S. News and World Report.)

1 comment:

Amy in Baltimore said...

Wow, one study and you're making such a proclamation. I for one will never believe that there isn't a link. And, I don't believe an unbiased study will ever take place.