Secret government documents that have been under lock and key for 40 years have revealed that the UK government has known for many years that the single measles vaccine can cause the debilitating neurological disorder SSPE or Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis.
SSPE is a degenerative neurological condition, which affects a person’s behavior, memory and coordination, leading to fits, blindness and eventually death. The Disabled World News 2010 says that the symptoms a person with SSPE experiences are subtle.
In 1972 serious concerns about the measles vaccine’s potential to cause vaccine-induced SSPE had grown in momentum. It was decided that a group called ‘Expert Group on the Surveillance of SSPE’ was needed to study the problem in more detail. On February 9, Medical Officer F.C. Stallybrass wrote a request to UK’s leading professionals asking them to attend a meeting on Monday March 13, 1972 in room D1001 of the Alexander Fleming House.
If this information is not worrisome enough, at around the same time, a memo titled ‘Copy Of Notice To Be Circulated To ABE – Measles Vaccine And Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis’ was also sent out.
This document, along with many others uncovered, means that the measles vaccination was proving problematic to the neurological well being of young children as far back as 1972. If this were the end of the matter, then it would be easy to assume that the problems had been overcome. However, the problem of vaccine-induced SSPE continued to persist even when the measles vaccination was combined with the mumps and the rubella vaccination to form the MMR triple vaccine.
What this meant was cases of vaccine-induced SSPE were not only occurring after children received the single vaccine but they were also occurring after they received the MMR vaccine.