And Yet Another Study Finds No Link Between Autism and the MMR Vaccine

A brace of Britain’s top doctors have released the results of a study to see if the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine could be linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The conclusion supports

“No difference was detected in the distribution of measles antibody or in measles virus in ASD cases and controls whether the children had received the first, second or both MMR vaccinations. This remained true when the analysis was
restricted to ASD cases with a history of regression. Only one child had symptoms of possible enterocolitis, and this child was in the control group.

This is one of three virological case–control studies that have failed to demonstrate any association between measles vaccination and ASD using well-validated techniques.”

The Guardian newspaper has an excellent history of the controversy over the MMR vaccine today.

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One Response to And Yet Another Study Finds No Link Between Autism and the MMR Vaccine

  1. Rimfax says:

    From The Guardian article:

    Studies were carried out to find out whether autistic children were more likely to have had the MMR than other children. They were not,….

    Why was this not the end of it? Either Wakefield, et al, are stupid or this article hasn’t adequately conveyed their hypothesese.

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