Benefits, risks and costs of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella.

  title={Benefits, risks and costs of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella.},
  author={Christopher C White and Jeffrey P. Koplan and Walter A. Orenstein},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={75 7},
For a single year, 1983, we compared the actual and estimated morbidity, mortality, and costs attributable to measles, mumps, and rubella with having or not having a childhood immunization program using the combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Without an immunization program, an estimated 3,325,000 cases of measles would occur as compared to 2,872 actual cases in 1983 with a program. Instead of an expected 1.5 million rubella cases annually, there were only 3,816 actual cases. Mumps… CONTINUE READING
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