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Vaccinations And Autism Pro Paper
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
Have researchers discovered some reported cases of children who have not received vaccinations developing autism?
No link connecting: Not only are there cases of children developing autism who have not received vaccines, there is no shred of evidence to support vaccines as causing autism. The article that purported to show this has been retracted. Millions of dollars have been spent looking for this link and not a single link has been found. Don't listen to jenny mccarthy, follow the science. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
False associations: The vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy & now autism over the past 40 yrs. Each time the science & biology have proven them wrong. The british GI doc who claimed MMR triggered cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene linked defect & future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
False associations : Over more than 30 yrs, the vaccine haters have tried to link shots to crib death, cerebral palsy and now autism. Each time science has proven them wrong. The british doc who claimed MMR triggered autism cases lost his license when his fraudulent research was exposed. Autism is emerging as a gene linked defect, future research may point to its origin, but it has found no link to vaccines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does any doctor on here believe there may be a correlation for some children who get autism and the vaccinations given to them?
It doesn't: The research and evidence is conclusive that there is no causation between vaccinations and autism. There continues to be misunderstanding and fear in the general population about this. All physicians that i know have their children vaccinated, and there is no controversy in the medical community about this. Please discuss this clearly with your family physician. ...Read more
I have read that postnatal rubella vaccination in combination with nursing can lead to an 80% chance of autism. Is this true?
Absolutely not: There is absolutely no evidence of any link between rubella vaccination at any time and the development of autism. Multiple studies have shown no association between the two. The myth of rubella (or mmr) vaccine being associated with autism was based on the discredited work of dr wakefield. Postnatal rubella vaccination for non immune mothers can prevent congenital rubella in subsequent children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more