MMR and the Legacy of the Link With Autism
Melanie Abbott looks at the measles outbreak in South Wales, and how high rates of autism among some immigrant groups are still affecting the uptake of MMR.
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.