MMR (Measles / Mumps / Rubella) Combination Vaccine Information
MMR is a combination vaccination with three components:
Measles - This is caused by a highly contagious respiratory virus. It is also known as Rubeola. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, body aches and rash. Approximately 2 in every 1000 children that get measles will die from it or it’s complications (3).
Mumps - This is also a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Symptoms typically include fever, headache, body aches, fatigue, loss of appetite and gland swelling. The salivary glands in the face and neck often get very swollen. Orchitis (inflammation of the testicles) can also occur in males.
Rubella - This is also a highly contagious disease caused by a viral infection. Symptoms include fever and rash. Pregnant women who contract Rubella can develop serious complications with the pregnancy including fetal deafness, cataracts, mental retardation, and liver and spleen abnormalities.Denver Travel Medicine Clinic does administer MMR vaccine.