How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixedArchived
The article, written by a journalist, reveals how the appearence of a link between MMR vaccination and autism was artificially manufactured.
Deer B. How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed. BMJ 2011; 342:c5347
The article, written by a journalist, reveals how the appearence of a link between MMR vaccination and autism was artificially manufactured. The original paper, written by Wakefield et al and published in the Lancet in 1998 (and retracted in 2010), consisted of a case series of 12 children.
This new article describes that cases were misreported and the records from the NHS could not be reconciled with what was published in the original Lancet article: 3 of the 9 children with regressive autism did not according to their medical records actually have autism; 5 of the 12 children had development concerns already before MMR vaccination; some children were reported to have experienced first behavioural symptoms within days of MMR, while the medical records documented these as starting months after vaccination, and in 9 cases unremarkable colonic histopathology results were changed to “non-specific colitis”. Patients were revealed to have been recruited through anti-MMR campaigners.
Measles outbreak on a cruise ship in the Western Mediterranean, February 2014, preliminary report
17 Mar 2014 - The central task force for the measles outbreak on a cruise ship in the western Mediterranean Sea has published a preliminary report as a rapid communication in Eurosurveillance.
Large measles outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, January to August 2011: descriptive epidemiology and demonstration of quarantine effectiveness.
11 Feb 2013 - Large measles outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, January to August 2011: descriptive epidemiology and demonstration of quarantine effectiveness.
Mumps: Burden of disease in FranceArchived
19 Dec 2012 - Mumps is not a notifiable disease in France, and this study provides useful information by combining different data sources. The current incidence of mumps is somewhat higher than the average European (9 versus 3.2 per 100 000 per year) and authors sugges