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Norman McAlister Gregg and the Discovery of Congenital Rubella Syndrome

Our last posting (1) reviewed key facts about mumps and rubella; the other two viruses targeted by the trivalent MMR vaccine. The current posting tells how, in 1941, Australian ophthalmologist, Norman McAlister Gregg (1892-1966), discovered a link between rubella infection of a woman during pregnancy and her baby suffering from severe birth defects. 1,428 more words


The Vaccine Debate of 2015

A great debate has recently flared in the media over the last several months. It is over vaccinations and whether parents have the right to refuse them for their children. 649 more words

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Rubella: Oh No!

Jumat minggu lalu, say memang pulang agak cepat, karna sudah hampir seminggu keluar kota untuk kegiatan dinas. Rencananya mau Jumat sorean sama Katya dan mamanya – eh iya ada kok kayaknya ceritanya di post beberapa hari lalu. 255 more words

Plant Bargains of the day.

So today, we ventured outĀ to a few of the garden centres near us, although it still very early i was optimistic we may get a couple of plants to add to our recently revamped garden, to my surprise we grabbed a couple of bargains. 47 more words


The Origin of Vaccine Fears

Some parents refuse to have their children vaccinated because of the fear that the vaccinations may cause autism and other problems. That fear was bolsteredĀ in Britain with the publication of a 1998 paper by Andrew Wakefield in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet. 575 more words

General Science

An estimated 20 million people get measles every year

Outside the United States, the measles virus is still very common. In 1980, before widespread vaccination, measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year. The virus is highly contagious and can spread rapidly in areas where people are not vaccinated. 287 more words


Andrew Wakefield and the MMR Vaccine Controversy: What about Mumps and Rubella?

Our last posting, Andrew Wakefield and the Measles Vaccine Controversy (February 9, 2015), discussed how the British journal, The Lancet, published a study by former British surgeon, Andrew Wakefield, which claimed to find a link between autism and the trivalent measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. 1,949 more words