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So things were going quite well until Andrew Wakefield did his Lancet article [suggesting there’s a link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism].
The vaccine provides immunity against measles, mumps and German measles and is administered to 1-year-olds with a second dose a few years later.
The mumps, a contagious disease caused by a virus, is spread through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose or throat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Measles, mumps, and whooping cough are making comebacks in the U.S., partially because of the anti-vaccine movement.
The person who was infected with mumps had been vaccinated, according to FOX 8.
With mumps, physicians treat the symptoms rather than using medication against the underlying viral infection.
Vera Thomas-Platten was diagnosed with mumps, but she was spared the fever, aches, pains and puffy cheeks that the virus is best known for.
In 1998, British researcher Andrew Wakefield published a study in a reputable medical journal claiming that the combination measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine caused autism.
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Definition of mumps for English Language Learners
medical : a disease that causes fever and swelling in the lower part of the cheek
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