Vaccine scare a 'fraud'

British doctor's findings linking vaccine to autism have been discredited, medical journal says.

    Thirteen years ago, Andrew Wakefield, a British doctor, published an article linking the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine to autism.

    This caused a drop in the number of children vaccinated, and put many more at risk to measles, mumps and rubella.

    Now, after a lengthy investigation, the British Medical Journal says Wakefield's report has been discredited. He has been stripped of his medical licence and is being called a fraud.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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