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  • n  an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands

  • In the past century, vaccines against diphtheria, polio, pertussis, measles, mumps and rubella, not to mention the more recent additions of hepatitis B and chicken pox, have wired .
  • They have heard of too many cases of babies who were perfectly normal until they got their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot and then .
  • After children become immune to mumps, they can no longer infect other people.

  • Elizabeth Howlett in Richmond and Twickenham Times
    Assembly member Elizabeth Howlett, who conducted the investigation on behalf of the London Assembly's health and public services committee, said: "Last year there were 640 cases of mumps, 271 cases of measles, and 16 cases of rubella in the capital....
  • Marcia Hines in Sydney Morning Herald
    My mother told me to shut up: 'Look, I took that child through measles, mumps and chicken pox. I gave birth to that child. That's my son. Don't cry. Go home and bury him.' And I did just that,Hines wrote.

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