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MMR, autism and inflammatory bowel disease: responding to patient concerns using an evidence-based framework

Med J Aust 2001; 175 (3): 127-128.

Measles remains one of the most severe infectious childhood diseases (Box), and the current vaccine is 95% effective. Yet parents worry about sensational media reports of possible links between vaccines and a variety of medical conditions. Autism and IBD (Box) and their alleged relationship to MMR vaccine have recently been highlighted in the media.  



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