Letter: Measles kills

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SUZANNE TIBURTIUS's GP (Letters, 5 September) may have a 100 per cent success record with his homeopathic measles vaccine, but this is solely due to the benefits of "herd immunisation", which results from the widespread use of the MMR vaccine. These benefits would also be seen with an injection of saline - the ultimate homeopathic vaccine.

Unfortunately, certain parents choose to disregard science in favour of superstition. This places all of us at risk in the long term, with these people benefiting from the incredibly small (if any) risk of having our children immunised. Measles is a killer and disregarding this can only harm us all.


Poole, Dorset