Friday, February 13, 2009

Vaccine Court Rejects Autism Causation Claim

The federal vaccine court rejected three cases yetserday in which families claimed that their children’s autism was brought on by substances in the vaccines — either the measles virus in the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, or its combination with thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that was used in most childhood vaccines until 2001. The ruling affects about 5,000 similar claims. Read more.

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