The Arkansas Department of Health is investigating a mumps outbreak that may have infected hundreds of people.

A total of 427 suspected cases of mumps are being investigated in the state, with the majority of them children, the department reported on Friday.

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Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) is again urging Congress to investigate claims that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concealed a possible link between a common childhood vaccine and autism.

In a floor speech Tuesday, Posey called attention to a former CDC scientist who in August offered what Posey said was proof that the agency “intentionally withheld controversial findings” about the connection between the measles vaccine and autism.

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In a floor speech this week, a House Republican urged his colleagues to launch a congressional investigation into possible links between childhood vaccinations and childhood autism.

Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) on Tuesday discussed the findings of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist William Thompson, who’s emerged in recent months as a leading figure in the fight to further study health risks associated with vaccines. Thompson made headlines in August when he revealed that CDC officials opted not to publish information from a study finding that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine increased autism risk for African-American boys.

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday explained the possible side effects of immunization, as it is set to implement its school-based immunization this month.

DOH Region 10 Senior Health Program Officer Marivic S. Dela Fuente assures that all the vaccines are safe, effective, and approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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While North America saw a resurgence of the measles again this winter, new research is reiterating yet again that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

This time around, American researchers say the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine doesn’t increase risk of autism, even in kids who are already at a higher risk of the disorder.

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