Study linking vaccine to autism retracted

Bronx parents are breathing a sigh of relief after a major research study that linked a vaccine for the measles, mumps and rubella to autism

THE BRONX - Bronx parents are breathing a sigh of relief after a major research study that linked a vaccine for the measles, mumps and rubella to autism was retracted.

"This was a decision that was long overdue," says Dr. Andrew Racine, director of general pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center.

Racine says the study, which became popular in 1998, scared so many parents that many of them chose to not get their children vaccinated.

Since the controversial paper was published, parents abandoned the vaccine in droves, leading to a resurgence of measles.

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