Measles, mumps and rubella infections

Professor Dominic Fitzgerald, MBBS, PhD, FRACP
Paediatric respiratory and sleep physician at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW.

AT ANY age, the viral infections of measles, mumps and rubella can cause severe and sometimes fatal illness, especially if contracted in utero.

Immunisations are among the most cost-effective public health strategies implemented. The safety and efficacy of immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) is widely accepted. The introduction of the MMR