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  • Ohio Measles Outbreak Is Biggest in U.S. Since 1996

    05/13/2014 9:33:16 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 13, 2014 | Jonel Aleccia
    An Ohio measles outbreak tied to unvaccinated Amish travelers who visited the Philippines has reached 66 cases — the most in a single state in the U.S. since 1996, health officials said Monday. It’s part of a larger surge of measles nationwide that has topped last year’s 186 cases and is closing in fast on the 220 cases reported in 2011, the most since the highly contagious disease was considered eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest official CDC figures logged 161 cases as of May 3, but there have...
  • A Doctor’s self-serving medical fraud which caused countless illnesses and deaths

    03/24/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 64 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/24/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    In 1998, British Doctor Andrew Wakefield published research findings in Britain's famed medical journal The Lancet linking autism to a children’s vaccine (MMR) for measles, mumps and rubella. The doctor’s claims resulted in a panic as they “…triggered a slump in immunization levels, outbreaks of infectious disease and worldwide public worry.” In 2004, London Sunday Times reporter Brian Deer revealed that Dr. Wakefield had literally MADE UP the research which showed autism resulting in a matter of days after children had been vaccinated. Deer found that a group of attorneys was paying Wakefield large sums to discredit the MMR vaccine....
  • Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.

    03/17/2014 7:41:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 173 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 13, 2014 | Russell Saunders
    Of all the things to be nostalgic for, infectious diseases probably don’t make it onto many lists. However, if you happen to pine for the good old days when measles was an active public health threat, I have good news for you. The anti-vaccine crowd is bringing it back. There is currently an outbreak of measles in New York City. Considered eliminated in the United States in 2000, last year saw a record number of outbreaks around the country. It’s only three months into 2014, and not only is the nation’s largest city seeing cases in several boroughs, but other...
  • In California, Thousands Exposed to Measles

    02/13/2014 8:51:41 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 117 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 13 20124 | By JoNel Aleccia
    Thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents may have been exposed to measles last week when an unvaccinated student at the Unversity of California, Berkeley, attended classes and rode the area's BART transit system. Public health officials in Contra Costa County, outside of San Francisco, said anyone riding BART from Feb. 4 to Feb. 7 during the morning or late evening commutes could have been exposed to the highly contagious respiratory virus. The young man in his 20s lives in the county and was confirmed to have measles on Wednesday. He was likely infected while traveling recently in Asia, health...
  • Deadly Diseases Like Measles And Mumps Make Frightening Comeback

    11/10/2013 8:18:00 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | November 7, 2013
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Deadly diseases, once nearly wiped out, are making a frightening comeback in Maryland and across the country. Now — a warning that parents who don’t vaccinate their children are putting others at risk. Linh Bui explores an alarming and controversial trend. Measles, mumps, whooping cough — all deadly diseases. Until recently — virtually eliminated thanks to vaccines that prevent kids from getting sick. But now doctors see an alarming trend — more and more people are coming down with these diseases. “Kids die from measles on a regular basis. Kids are in hospitals and can die from...
  • Texas megachurch run by vaccine-denying preacher battles measles outbreak (Kenneth Copeland)

    08/31/2013 10:54:12 PM PDT · by iowamark · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/28/2013
    A Texas megachurch connected to a pastor who has openly questioned the benefits of modern medicine has been forced to host vaccination clinics after 21 members of the congregation contracted measles. The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, located about 20 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas. Officials with area health departments said those affected by the outbreak range in age from 4-months to 44-years-old. All of the school-age children with measles were homeschooled, and the majority of those who were infected had not been vaccinated. 'If it finds a...
  • Measles outbreak tied to Texas megachurch sickens 21

    08/28/2013 12:23:16 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 27, 2013 | JoNel Aleccia
    An outbreak of measles tied to a Texas megachurch where ministers have questioned vaccination has sickened at least 21 people, including a 4-month-old infant -- and it’s expected to grow, state and federal health officials said. “There’s likely a lot more susceptible people,” said Dr. Jane Seward, the deputy director for the viral diseases division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixteen people -- nine children and seven adults -- ranging in age from 4 months to 44 years had come down with the highly contagious virus in Tarrant County, Texas, as of Monday. Another five cases are...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Anti-Vaxxer

    06/06/2013 11:57:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Slate ^ | June 5, 2013 | Phil Plait
    The Kennedy family name is laden with history and brings to mind a definite set of characteristics: glamor, power, intelligence, wealth, influence. Kennedys have had their name on a president, numerous senators, representatives, ambassadors, and other high office holders. The Kennedy dynasty, if you wish to call it that, has seen its share of triumphs and disasters, of course. I need not go into detail; scores of books have been written about them, from putting humans on the Moon and the championing of civil rights to personal tragedies of assassination, death, scandal, and more. Most of these issues are in...
  • Fight Against Measles Appears Stalled

    04/24/2012 10:44:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 23 April 2012 | Kai Kupferschmidt
    Enlarge Image Credit: D. Cima/American Red Cross Measles deaths dropped dramatically in the first decade of the 21st century, but progress has stalled since 2007, new estimates show. A report from the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Pennsylvania State University calculates that global measles deaths fell from 535,000 in 2000 to 139,000 in 2010—an impressive 74% reduction, but short of WHO's goal of 90%. More worryingly, the paper, released in The Lancet today, shows that those numbers have essentially remained flat since 2007. The measles virus is one of the...
  • Noblesville Schools cancels events over measles cases (Indianapolis - They came for the Superbowl an

    02/15/2012 10:39:31 AM PST · by Scythian · 16 replies
    Indy Star (Gannett: Title and Link Only)
    How wonderful, the next time your city wants to host some big international event, think twice, now we have measles outbreak that is directly linked to the superbowl, it's already now in the schools here, spreading, uggh !!! A person from another country stopped over for a visit, they had the measles ... http://www.indystar.com/article/20120215/LOCAL/202150316/Noblesville-Schools-cancels-activities-due-measles-cases?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com
  • Measles Reported in Central Iowa

    05/24/2011 1:37:10 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 58 replies
    Iowa Dep't of Health ^ | 5/24/11 | Ia Dep't Public Health
    A confirmed case of measles has occurred in a Dallas County resident. This situation is being treated as a public health emergency because measles spreads easily and can cause serious illness and death. Local public health officials in Dallas and Polk counties are working with the Iowa Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) to determine who this individual may have exposed to measles and are at risk of becoming ill. Any individuals who visited the following locations at the listed times should check to make sure they have received two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines. Those older than their mid-50s and...
  • U.S. set to have worst outbreak of measles in more than ten years as disease sweeps Europe

    05/06/2011 2:19:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    America is on course to have its worst outbreak of measles in more than a decade. At least 89 cases have been reported in the last four months alone, compared to an annual average of around 50. Most of those are linked to a big outbreak in Europe, where more than 6,500 people across 33 countries have fallen victim to the disease. Travellers are catching the highly contagious illness while on vacation, then bringing it back to the U.S. when they return home. There have been particularly bad outbreaks in Utah, where nine children were infected after one spent time...
  • Measles virus exposed at two Salt Lake County events, 990 may have been affected

    04/23/2011 3:32:37 AM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies
    Deseret News ^ | April 22, 2011 | Wendy Leonard
    SALT LAKE CITY — The measles virus may have been present, albeit uninvited, at two recent community events in the Salt Lake Valley and nearly 1,000 people are collectively reported to have been in attendance. Epidemiologists have determined that a single measles-infected person attended both a presentation by author Nicholas Kristof at the Salt Lake Community College on April 11, and the Entrepreneurial Challenge Final Awards Event at the Rice-Eccles Stadium, at the University of Utah, on April 13. "I was surprised. I didn't anticipate that," said Garth Koyle, who participated at the April 13 event. "I probably talked to...
  • Europe, especially France, hit by measles outbreak (vaccinations down)

    04/22/2011 8:44:53 PM PDT · by decimon · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2011 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    GENEVA – Europe, especially France, has been hit by a major outbreak of measles, which the U.N. health agency is blaming on the failure to vaccinate all children. The World Health Organization said Thursday that France had 4,937 reported cases of measles between January and March — compared with 5,090 cases during all of 2010. In all, more than 6,500 cases have been reported in 33 European nations. > To prevent measles outbreaks, officials need to vaccinate about 90 percent of the population. But vaccination rates across Europe have been patchy in recent years and have never fully recovered from...
  • Minnesota health officials move to contain measles outbreak

    03/18/2011 6:12:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/18/11 | Maura Lerner
    Two more cases of measles were confirmed overnight Thursday, as state health officials scramble to contain an outbreak of the disease among children who have not been vaccinated. So far, six cases have been reported in Minneapolis in the last two months, half of them in members of the Somali community, Dr. Ruth Lynfield, the state epidemiologist, said Friday. Until this outbreak, only six cases had been reported in Minnesota in the past five years. As a result, health officials are working with leaders in the Somali community to try to head off any wider spread.
  • Traveler May Have Spread Measles in 5 US Airports

    02/27/2011 9:49:08 AM PST · by Baladas · 29 replies
    AOL News ^ | Feb 27, 2011 | Lauren Frayer
    Public health officials are scrambling to reach airline passengers and staff who may have had contact with a woman infected with measles who passed through as many as five U.S. airports last week. The New Mexico woman was on a transatlantic flight from London to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 20. Over the next few days, she's believed to have passed through airports in Baltimore, Denver, Albuquerque and San Diego. New Mexico authorities refused to identify the woman, but described her as a 27-year-old who had never been vaccinated for measles as a child. Her symptoms were...
  • Journal says doctor faked data linking autism to vaccines

    01/05/2011 11:50:43 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 6, 2011 | Reuters
    The British Medical Journal on Wednesday accused a disgraced British doctor of committing an "elaborate fraud" by faking data in his studies linking vaccines with autism. Andrew Wakefield's work convinced thousands of parents that vaccines are dangerous. Such fears have not only caused parents to skip vaccinations for their children, which critics say has led to ongoing outbreaks of measles and mumps, but have forced costly reformulations of many vaccines.
  • State confirms fourth measles case at Children's Hospital (Pittsburgh)

    04/04/2009 4:36:34 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 19 replies · 692+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4/3/2009 | Sadie Gurman
    Health officials said today that they are investigating a fourth case of measles at Children's Hospital, where the infection might have occurred. A news release from the state Department of Health did not offer any information about the age or whereabouts of the latest infected person. The department announced Tuesday that two Westmoreland County preschoolers and their 33-year-old father had been diagnosed with measles. The health department said the exposure to measles might have occurred in the Children's Hospital emergency room on March 10, or between 8 p.m. March 21 and 11 a.m. March 22; between 6 p.m. on March...
  • Study: No link between measles vaccine and autism

    09/03/2008 5:38:58 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 34 replies · 508+ views
    AP via YAHOO! ^ | 9-3-08 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    New research further debunks any link between measles vaccine and autism, work that comes as the nation is experiencing a surge in measles cases fueled by children left unvaccinated. Years of research with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, better known as MMR, have concluded that it doesn't cause autism. Still, some parents' fears persist, in part because of one 1998 British study that linked the vaccine with a subgroup of autistic children who also have serious gastrointestinal problems. That study reported that measles virus was lingering in the children's bowels. Only now have researchers rigorously retested that finding, taking...
  • Measles Cases Grow in Number, and Officials Blame Parents’ Fear of Autism

    08/22/2008 2:50:56 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 52 replies · 266+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 21, 2008 | Gardiner Harris
    More people had measles infections in the first seven months of this year than during any comparable period since 1996, and public health officials blamed growing numbers of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. Many of these parents say they believe vaccines cause autism, even though multiple studies have found no reputable evidence to support such a claim. In Britain, Switzerland, Israel and Italy, measles outbreaks have soared, sickening thousands and causing at least two deaths.
  • Measles Outbreak Spreads in America To 15 States - Overseas Travelers Might Be The Source

    07/10/2008 2:02:48 PM PDT · by AZ Righty · 46 replies · 181+ views
    EmpowHer - Her Health News ^ | 07/10/08 | EmpowHer - Her Health News
    <p>Overseas travelers might be the source of this huge measles outbreak! Check it out.</p>
  • Measles Cases Now Total 11

    02/16/2008 10:04:25 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 14 replies · 160+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 2/16/08 | Cheryl Clark
    Health officials await results for 12th child By Cheryl Clark UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER February 16, 2008 Five more children in San Diego have tested positive for measles, bringing to 11 the total number of patients in a monthlong outbreak that has spread to schools, grocery stores, the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Hawaii, county officials said yesterday. Public health experts are awaiting test results for a 12th child. Two other youngsters have developed symptoms of measles, but county officials have not discovered a link between them and the current outbreak. One of the newly confirmed patients is an 8-year-old who may...
  • Six More Cases Of Measles Reported In San Diego

    02/12/2008 8:33:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies · 92+ views
    Six more children may have caught measles in San Diego, in addition to four previously confirmed cases, it was reported today. County health officials told the The San Diego Union-Tribune that test results are pending for the six new cases of the disease, which is easily prevented by vaccination and has become relatively rare. Until last month, San Diego had gone 17 years without any confirmed cases of measles cases. County health officials say the outbreak began with a child who contracted measles during a family trip to Switzerland and brought it back to San Diego. The child infected two...
  • Measles-infected Oregon man exposed air travelers to disease

    06/01/2007 1:37:01 PM PDT · by Omega Man II · 10 replies · 493+ views
    Friday, June 1, 2007 - 12:00 AM Measles-infected Oregon man exposed air travelers to disease By Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — A man infected with a case of the measles while visiting Japan potentially exposed dozens of air travelers to the disease along with more than 100 hospital patients, employees and visitors in Eugene, health officials said. The Eugene man, who was not identified by officials, is in his early 20s. He flew back from Japan on May 22, changing planes in San Francisco. The man would have been contagious during those flights, said Dr. Paul Cieslak, communicable disease manager...
  • Indiana girl tied to largest measles outbreak in decade

    12/21/2006 2:12:31 PM PST · by Kimmers · 74 replies · 1,914+ views
    Atlanta - The biggest U.S. measles outbreak in a decade - 34 people stricken in Indiana and Illinois last year - was traced back to a 17-year-old Indiana girl who had traveled to Romania without first getting vaccinated, government health officials said Thursday. The outbreak accounted for more than half of the 66 measles cases in the United States in 2005. Widespread use of the measles vaccine has dramatically reduced the incidence of the disease over the past four decades; in 2004, there were just 37 cases, the smallest number in nearly 90 years of record-keeping. The Clinton County, Ind.,...
  • Boston reports first measles outbreak in 7 years

    05/26/2006 6:11:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 634+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 25, 2006 | Belinda Yu
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston health officials worked on Thursday to contain the city's first outbreak of measles in seven years after four people in a downtown office tower were diagnosed with the highly infectious disease. The Boston Public Health Commission opened a second emergency health clinic at the 60-story John Hancock Tower after it became known that hundreds of workers may be at risk of developing measles. Measles was long considered a normal childhood disease, but the virus can cause severe complications in otherwise healthy children and adults, including sometimes fatal encephalitis, pneumonia and diarrhea. The four who were diagnosed...
  • 'Measles Chart' Shows Reconstruction Progress in Iraq

    05/06/2006 3:34:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 383+ views
    BAGHDAD, May 6, 2006 – Coalition officials call it the "measles chart" -- a map of Iraq showing all the planned, in-progress and completed infrastructure projects that makes the country look like it has developed a case of the measles. Green is good on the chart. That indicates completed projects, and most of the dots, triangles, squares and diamonds on the map are green. Yellow means the projects are started, and there is a scattering of those around the country. Red means "planned - not started," and there are some of those - mostly in Anbar province and in eastern...
  • More Illegal Mexican Immigrant Imports - Infectious Diseases (my title)

    05/04/2006 11:57:32 AM PDT · by Kieri · 61 replies · 3,049+ views
    Medscape and WebMD ^ | 02/26/03 | Various
    (snip) From Mexico's perspective, the border encompasses some of the country's most economically prosperous states. In contrast, the U.S. border region is among the poorest areas in the United States, with >30% of families living at or below the poverty level[8]. Along the Texas border, an estimated 350,000 or more people live in 1,450 unincorporated areas known as colonias, which lack adequate sanitation infrastructure[8]. The large population movement, limited public health infrastructure, and poor environmental conditions contribute to increased incidence of certain infectious diseases[8-11] Analysis of data from the U.S. National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System for 1990 through 1998 showed...
  • Measles outbreak sickens 4,000 in Romania

    12/06/2005 12:35:41 AM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies · 335+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | December 5, 2005 | NA
    ASSOCIATED PRESS CONSTANTA, Romania -- An outbreak of measles has infected more than 4,000 children in Romania, killing 10 of them, health officials said Monday. The Health Ministry has launched an investigation into the death of two babies in the Black Sea port city of Constanta, where more than 1,000 children have contracted the disease this year. "It's very serious because more than half the children are under the age of one," said Marius Enescu, who heads the local public health department in Constanta. He said the two babies who died over the weekend also suffered from other serious health...
  • Higher disease rates attributed to influx of illegals

    05/25/2005 7:06:18 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 94 replies · 1,587+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 15, 2005 | Angela Gonzales and Mike Sunnucks
    A rise in diseases such as whooping cough, tuberculosis, malaria, measles and even leprosy are creating public health concerns and could hit hospitals and health care systems already financially burdened by indigent illegals flooding emergency rooms and urgent care centers.
  • U.N. Says World Is Making Progress in Curtailing Measles Deaths

    03/03/2005 5:43:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 294+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 3, 2005 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    The world should be able to meet a goal of reducing by half the number of measles deaths by the end of the year, two United Nations agencies said today. The number of deaths from the highly contagious viral disease has dropped by 39 percent, to about 530,000 in 2003 from 873,000 in 1999, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund said in a joint report. During this period, the largest reduction in measles deaths occurred in Africa, the area where the disease hits hardest. In 2003, the member countries of the World Health Organization set a...
  • Researchers Create ‘Obedient Virus’; Use Measles Virus Against Cancer

    02/04/2005 12:34:52 PM PST · by toast · 16 replies · 796+ views
    Newswise ^ | 2/2/05 | Mayo Clinic
    Source: Mayo Clinic     Released: Wed 02-Feb-2005, 17:10 ET  Printer-friendly Version  Researchers Create ‘Obedient Virus’; Use Measles Virus Against Cancer LibrariesScience News   KeywordsMEASLES, VIRUS, CANCER Contact InformationAvailable for logged-in reporters only DescriptionAn international team of Mayo Clinic-led researchers is first to devise a system that consistently converts the measles virus into a therapeutic killer that hunts down and destroys cancer cells -- and cancer cells only. Newswise &#8212; An international team of Mayo Clinic-led researchers is first to devise a system that consistently converts the measles virus into a therapeutic killer that hunts down and destroys cancer cells -- and cancer cells...
  • ASU posting measles warning on its 3 campuses

    01/25/2005 12:39:05 PM PST · by EBH · 15 replies · 364+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 1/25/2005 | Associated Press
    TEMPE - Maricopa County health officials are tracking the path of a visiting professor who contracted measles outside the United States and then visited several spots around Arizona. Starting Jan. 9, the man toured Flagstaff, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Arizona State University's main campus in Tempe before checking into the emergency room at Tempe St. Luke's Hospital on Jan. 18. "A college campus is probably on the bottom of your list for places you would want (measles) to occur," said Doug Campos-Outcalt, interim health officer for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. "
  • TDH: Mexico-bound need measles vaccine

    05/15/2004 6:21:37 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 122+ views
    The Monitor ^ | May 15,2004 | Rachel Williamson
    McALLEN — The Texas Department of Health is asking that anyone who is traveling to Mexico be vaccinated for the measles now that the highly contagious infectious virus has made its way to Ciudad Acuña, a city on the Texas-Mexico border. Ciudad Acuña is some 300 miles upriver from the McAllen-Hidalgo area, across the Rio Grande from Del Rio. Mexico has recorded 64 measles cases this year and 44 last year. Measles is one of the most contagious illnesses around, said Dr. Allison Abell, an epidemiologist for the Texas Department of Health in Harlingen. It usually is spread through nose...
  • U.K. measles outbreaks pose risk to U.S.

    11/03/2003 4:49:28 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 3 replies · 199+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/31/2003 | Steve Mitchell
    U.K. measles outbreaks pose risk to U.S. By Steve Mitchell Medical Correspondent Published 10/31/2003 5:35 PM WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- As the United Kingdom braces for an impending measles outbreak this winter due to low vaccination rates, U.S. health experts say this raises concerns the deadly disease could spread to the United States, particularly considering immunization rates in some states have fallen to dangerously low levels. The drop in measles vaccinations also heightens fears of outbreaks of two other diseases: rubella and mumps. This is because the measles vaccine generally is administered in conjunction with mumps and rubella inoculations...
  • Girl gets $4.7M for vaccine injuries

    08/25/2002 7:06:30 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 60 replies · 1,909+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | August 16, 2002 | LINDY WASHBURN
      Girl gets $4.7M for vaccine injuries Friday, August 16, 2002 By LINDY WASHBURN Staff Writer A New Jersey girl whose mental development stopped at 2 months old after a routine immunization has received a $4.7 million settlement from a national trust fund.More than $3 million of the award will go to an annuity that will pay for the child's care as long as she lives. Its payout could exceed $61 million if she lives to 71, said Mindy Michaels Roth, the Glen Rock attorney who brought the case in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The payment to...
  • U.S. Expert Back MMR Doctor's Findings

    06/23/2002 6:16:27 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 10 replies · 482+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | June 23, '02 | Staff
    US experts back MMR doctor's findings (Filed: 23/06/2002) The man whose research first raised concern over the vaccine's safety is winning support. Lorraine Fraser reports from an influential Congressional hearing. Scientists in America have reported the first independent corroboration of the research findings of Dr Andrew Wakefield, the specialist who has questioned the safety of the childhood MMR vaccine. Dr Arthur Krigsman, from New York University School of Medicine, has observed serious intestinal inflammation in autistic children identical to that described by the controversial British doctor and his colleagues in a research paper four years ago. Dr Krigsman's discovery is...