I hope you can publish without delay this comment on the recent letter from Dr. Niv.
Dr. Niv's letter was referred to tile National Communicable Disease Center (NCDC) in Atlanta, and Dr. A. W. Karchmer, Chief of the Investigations and Evaluations Section of the Immunization Branch, replies as follows:
We have been and will continue to be interested in receiving reports of clinical illnesses in which a relationship to administration of a vaccine is questioned. To date we have received no report of significant clinical reactions temporally related to the administration of mumps vaccine (MUMPS-VAX)
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