MMR Vaccine Prevents Autism—By Preventing Congenital Rubella

Photo courtesy of PAHO/WHO.

The irony of all this is that the MMR vaccine has been preventing autism all along, by protecting pregnant women from rubella. Rubella—the virus putting the R in the MMR vaccine since 1971, when the combined vaccine was licensed—is not generally a fatal or even severe disease.

Read the full article in Scope.

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