This site documents hazards associated with the mumps vaccine.
The Mumps Vaccine and Neurological Disorders:
- Bottiger, M., et al. "Swedish experience of two dose vaccination programme aiming at eliminating measles, mumps and rubella." British Medical Journal 1987; 295:264-67.
- Thomas, E. "A case of mumps meningitis: A complication of vaccination?" Journal of the Canadian Medical Association 1988; 138:135.
- Champagne, S., et al. "A case of mumps meningitis: a post-immunization complication?" Canadian Disease Weekly Report 1988; 13-35:155-156.
- Ehrengut, W. "Mumps vaccine and meningitis." Lancet 1989; 2:751.
- Von Muhlendahl, K.E. "Mumps meningitis following measles, mumps and rubella immunisations." Lancet (August 12, 1989), p. 394.
- Cizman, M., et al. "Aseptic meningitis after vaccination against measles and mumps." Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 1989; 8:302-308.
- McDonald, J., et al. "Clinical and epidemiological features of mumps meningo-encephalitis and possible vaccine-related disease." Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (November 1989), pp. 751-754.
- Gray, J.A., et al. "Mumps meningitis following measles, mumps, and rubella immunisation." Lancet 1989; i:98.
- Gray, J.A., et al. "Mumps vaccine meningitis." Lancet 1989; i:927.
- Murray, M.W., et al. "Mumps meningitis after measles, mumps, and rubella immunisation." Lancet 1989; ii:877.\
- "Mumps meningitis and MMR vaccination." [Editorial] Lancet 1989; ii:1015-1016.
- Forsey, T., et al. "Mumps viruses and mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine." British Medical Journal 1989; 299:1340.
- Forsey, T., et al. "Mumps vaccines and meningitis." Lancet 1992; 340:980.
- Miller, E., et al. "Risk of aseptic meningitis after measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine in U.K. children." Lancet 1993; 341:979.
- Sawada, et al. Lancet 1993; 342:371.
The Mumps Vaccine and Meningitis Attack Rates:
- Sugiura, A., et al. "Aseptic meningitis as a complication of mumps vaccination." Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 1991; 10:209-213. [1 case of meningitis per 2000 doses of mumps vaccine.]
- Fujinaga, T., et al. "A prefecture-wide survey of mumps meningitis associated with measles, mumps and rubella vaccine." Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 1991; 10:204-209. [6 cases of meningitis per 2000 doses of mumps vaccine.]
- Colville, A., et al. "Mumps meningitis and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine." Lancet 1992; 340:786. [1 case of meningitis per 3800 doses of mumps vaccine.]
The Mumps Vaccine and Diabetes:
- Sultz, H.A., et al. "Is mumps virus an etiologic factor in juvenile diabetes mellitus?" Journal of Pediatrics 1975; 86:654-656.
- Sinaniotis, C.A., et al. "Diabetes mellitus after mumps vaccination (letter)." Archives of Disease in Childhood 1975; 50:749-750.
- Quast, U., et al. "Vaccine-induced mumps-like diseases." Developments in Biological Standardization 1979; 43:269-272.
- Otten, A., et al. "Mumps, mumps vaccination, islet cell antibodies and the first manifestation of diabetes mellitus type I." Behring Institute Mitteilungen 1984; 75:83-88.
- Helmke, K., et al. "Islet cell antibodies and the development of diabetes mellitus in relation to mumps infection and mumps vaccination." Diabetologia 1986; 29:30-33.
- Fescharek, R., et al. "Measles-mumps vaccination in the FRG: an empirical analysis after 14 years of use. II. Tolerability and analysis of spontaneously reported side effects." Vaccine 1990; 8:446-456.
- Pawlowski, B., et al. "Mumps vaccination and type-1 diabetes." Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift 1991; 116:635.
- Adler, J.B., et al. "Pancreatitis caused by measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine." Pancreas 1991; 6:489-490.
- Albonico, H., Klein, P., et al. "The immunization campaign against measles, mumps and rubella -- coercion leading to a realm of uncertainty: medical objections to a continued MMR immunization campaign in Switzerland." JAM 1992; 9(1). [180 European medical doctors jointly noted that the mumps vaccine "can trigger diabetes, which only becomes apparent months after vaccination."]
- Gunby, P. "'Atypical' mumps may occur after immunization." Journal of the American Medical Association 1980; 243(23): 2374-75.
- Family Practice News (July 15, 1980), p. 1.
The Mumps Vaccine is Often Ineffective and Alters the Epidemiology of the Disease (It Causes Higher Rates of Mumps in High-Risk Groups):
- Fiumara, N.J., et al. "Mumps outbreak in Westwood, Massachusetts -- 1981." MMWR 1982; 33(29):421-430.
- Kaplan, K.M., et al. "Further evidence of the changing epidemiology of a childhood vaccine-preventable disease." Journal of the American Medical Association 1988; 260(10):1434-1438.
- Briss, P. A., et al. "Sustained transmission of mumps in a highly vaccinated population: assessment of vaccine failure and waning vaccine-induced immunity." Journal of Infectious Diseases 1994; 169:77-82.
- Sawada, et al. Lancet 1993; 342:371.
- CDC. "Mumps -- United States, 1985-1988." MMWR 1989; 38:101-05.
Girls who contract mumps naturally during childhood are less likely to develop ovarian cancer in later life:
- West, R. "Epidemiologic study of malignancies of the ovaries." Cancer 1966; 19:1001-1007.
- Wynder, E., et al. "Epidemiology of cancer of the ovary." Cancer 1969; 23:352.
- Newhouse, M., et al. "A case control study of carcinoma of the ovary." Brit J Prev Soc Med 1977; 31:148-53.
- McGowan, L., et al. "The woman at risk from developing ovarian cancer." Gynecol Oncol 1979; 7:325-344.