- 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.