A mumps outbreak recently occurred at Syracuse University despite the fact that students were vaccinated. Merck & Co, which is the company that made the vaccine, has been accused of deceptive marketing. Stephen A. Krahling and Joan A. Wlochowskia filed … Continue reading
MMR protects against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella.
1. Measles is a highly contagious disease of the lungs. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. Measles can cause pneumonia, ear infections, or diarrhea.
2. Rubella is also known as German measles. It is caused by a virus that is different than measles. While people with rubella suffer from the same rash as measles, rubella is generally thought to be not as severe.
3. Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by a virus. People with mumps typically have a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. Mumps causes a swelling of salivary glands that produces “puffiness” of the face.
Childhood immunization is an important part of protecting children against infectious diseases. The MMR vaccine inoculates children against measles, mumps and rubella. These immunizations are generally safe for all children, but when a child is taking certain medications or suffering … Continue reading
Merck, the sole manufacturer licensed by the Food and Drug Administration to sell the mumps vaccine in the United States, is being sued by former employees for allegedly deliberately falsifying mumps vaccine efficacy studies, according to recently unsealed court documents. According to the documents, … Continue reading