mmr vaccine

mmr vaccine - Jessica Parnell Sarah Fuller BI151 4/8/2008...

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Jessica Parnell Sarah Fuller BI151 4/8/2008 MMR vaccine MMR is a combination vaccine which produces immunity to the diseases; measles, mumps and rubella. Symptoms of measles include; rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and eye irritation. Serious complications of the disease are pneumonia, seizures, brain damage and death. Mumps symptoms include fever, headache and swollen glands. Serious complications of mumps are deafness, meningitis, swollen testicles or ovaries and death. The possible symptoms of rubella are mild rash, swollen lymph nodes and fever. A serious complication of rubella is birth defects in the child of an infected mother. These complications can be more severe in children younger than five, adults over twenty and those that are immuno-compromised. The vaccine for measles was licensed in 1964, mumps in 1967 and rubella in 1969. The combination of MMR was licensed in 1971. The vaccine is made from a live attenuated virus that is injected subcutaneously. The vaccine prevents infection by the
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