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New Hampshire Health Official Determines Measles Case Was Caused by the Vaccine Itself

New Hampshire public health officials have determined that a case of measles found in the city of Keene was likely the result of an adverse reaction to the vaccine itself.

After conducting tests in a laboratory, state investigators have come to the conclusion that the infected child likely became ill from the live-attenuated measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

“Therefore, [the Department of Health and Human Services] is suspending additional public health interventions. There is no contagious measles known to be circulating in the community,” the DHHS said in a release.

It is possible the child never even contracted the disease. Health officials point to the fact that five percent of individuals who receive the MMR vaccine ultimately develop a fever […]

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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