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Which diseases are covered by the MMR vaccine?

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The three diseases covered by the MMR vaccine -- measles, mumps, and rubella -- are highly contagious. Viruses cause all three of these illnesses, and they spread through the air. They can pass from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or just breathing.

From: MMR Vaccine for Adults WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2010," "Measles Vaccination," "Measles (Rubeola)," "Mumps," "Mumps Vaccination," "Rubella (German Measles) Vaccination," "Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccines: What You Need To Know," "Measles Vaccination: Who Needs It?" and "Mumps Vaccination: Who Needs It?"

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: "Facts about Measles for Adults."

Immunization Action Coalition: "Vaccinations for Adults."

World Health Organization: "Measles."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 15, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2010," "Measles Vaccination," "Measles (Rubeola)," "Mumps," "Mumps Vaccination," "Rubella (German Measles) Vaccination," "Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccines: What You Need To Know," "Measles Vaccination: Who Needs It?" and "Mumps Vaccination: Who Needs It?"

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: "Facts about Measles for Adults."

Immunization Action Coalition: "Vaccinations for Adults."

World Health Organization: "Measles."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 15, 2018

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