MMR and the Legacy of the Link With Autism

Listen in pop-out player

Melanie Abbott looks at the measles outbreak in South Wales. She looks at how the legacy of Andrew Wakefield's 1998 paper still lives on because of a perception that autism is rife amongst some immigrant groups. She talks to Somalis in Minnesota and finds that a lack of answers and high rates of autism in their families has affected MMR uptake and how this message is being heard back here in the UK.

Release date:

Available now

28 minutes

Last on

Thu 2 May 2013 20:00

Featured in...

Download this programme

Download this episode

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.

The Best of The Report

The Best of The Report

Listen again to the best investigations from The Report team