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Report of the MMR Expert Group

DescriptionReport of Group set up to investigate a number of issues surrounding the MMR vaccine.
ISBN0-7559-0403-6
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateApril 30, 2002

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Report of the MMR Expert Group

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mumps
rubella

REPORT OF THE EXPERT GROUP ESTABLISHED BY THE SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE IN RESPONSE TO RECOMMENDATIONS SET OUT IN THE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY CARE COMMITTEE'S REPORT OF THE INQUIRY INTO ISSUES SURROUNDING THE ALLEGED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE COMBINED MEASLES, MUMPS AND RUBELLA VACCINE AND AUTISM

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Contents

Chairman's Foreword
Executive Summary
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Background and Remit
Membership
Timetable and Process
Summary of Key Points
Chapter 2 - Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Introduction
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Prevalence and Incidence
The Causes of ASD
Diagnosis
Services
Summary of Key Points
Chapter 3 - Crohn's Disease
Introduction
Crohn's Disease
Prevalence and Incidence
The Causes of Crohn's Disease
Summary of Key Points
Chapter 4 - Vaccine Testing and Monitoring
Introduction
A Summary of the Process
The Licensing of MMR
Unlicensed Products
Importation Policy
Summary of Key Points
Chapter 5 - The Consequences of Alternative Vaccination Policies
Introduction
Risks - Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Current Immunisation Policy
A Framework of Principles
Alternative Vaccination Policies
Summary of Key Points
Chapter 6 - Questions, Answers and Next Steps
Annex 1
- Membership of the Expert Group
Annex 2
- Policy in European Countries
Annex 3
- Costs
Annex 4
- Glossary of Terms
Annex 5
- References