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Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine

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by Glickman-Simon R

(MMR Vaccine; Measles Vaccine; Mumps Vaccine; Rubella Vaccine)

 

What Are Measles, Mumps, and Rubella?

Measles is a viral infection that can cause rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. It can lead to ear infection, pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and death.
Mumps is a viral infection that can result in fever, headache, muscle pain, loss of appetite, and swollen glands. It can lead to deafness, infection of the brain and spinal cord covering, painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries, and sterility.
Rubella is a viral infection that can can result in a rash, mild fever, or arthritis . Pregnant women who have rubella are at increased risk for miscarriage . Their babies may be born with severe birth defects.
 


WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Immunization
American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www2.aap.org/immunization

Vaccines & Immunizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines

 

References


Measles, mumps, and rubella: vaccine use and strategies for elimination of measles, rubella, and congenital rubella syndrome and control of mumps: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00053391.htm . Published May 22, 1998. Accessed October 8, 2013.


MMR vaccine: What you need to know. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mmr.pdf . Published April 20, 2012. Accessed October 8, 2013.


1/31/2008 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0-18 years—United States, 2008. MMWR . 2008;57;Q1-Q4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5701a8.htm . Updated January 10, 2008. Accessed October 10, 2013.


5/27/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance : Measles—United States, January—May 20, 2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 May 20 early online.

 

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