24 Jul 2014

Measles outbreak in Waikato linked to Wakefield paper

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 24 July 2014

Public health officials say the recent measles outbreak in Waikato can be linked in part to a since discredited 1998 research paper by British doctor Andrew Wakefield linking the MMR vaccine to autism. Helen Petousis-Harris is the director of Research at the Immunisation Advisory Centre. Anita Bell is the Waikato Medical Officer of Health.