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dc.contributor.editorAbboud, Carolina J.en_US
dc.creatorRoss, Christian H.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-30T21:28:15Z
dc.date.available2017-03-30T21:28:15Z
dc.date.created2017-03-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11462
dc.description.abstractThe measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine was created by Maurice Hilleman in 1971 at the Merck Institute of Therapeutic Research, a pharmaceutical company in West Point, Pennsylvania. It combined three separate vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella, common and sometimes fatal diseases. Measles causes a red skin rash and severe fevers that can be fatal. Mumps causes fever and swelling of the salivary glands in the mouth and jaw, while rubella causes milder fevers and skin rashes. Pregnant women that contract rubella sometimes pass the virus to their fetuses, causing congenital rubella syndrome, which results in malformations of the eyes, ears, heart, and brain in the fetuses. The MMR vaccine has protected millions of people from contracting the potentially deadly diseases of measles, mumps, and rubella, as well as prevented the development congenital rubella syndrome in the fetuses.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshMMR vaccineen_US
dc.subject.lcshViral vaccinesen_US
dc.subject.lcshCombined vaccinesen_US
dc.subject.lcshRubellaen_US
dc.subject.lcshRubella vaccinesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMeaslesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMeasles vaccineen_US
dc.subject.lcshMumpsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMumps--Vaccinationen_US
dc.subject.lcshViral vaccinesen_US
dc.titleThe Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccineen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-03-30en_US


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