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MMR Vaccine May Be A Reason Behind Autistic Children, Study Finds

by Medindia Content Team on June 5, 2006 at 4:08 PM
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MMR Vaccine May Be A Reason Behind Autistic Children, Study Finds

Dr Andrew Wakefield, finds firstly that MMR vaccine was found to cause some autistic cases in children. Followed by him, others findings now supports it saying (measles has been found in the intestines of children with a form of autism).

Dr Stephen Walker, of Wake Forest University Medical Centre in North Carolina, also finds a close relationship between autistic children with bowel disease and measles virus and has no verification to prove it.

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A London GP and childhood vaccination expert, Richard Halvorsen, puts that the findings were sufficiently significant to prove its causation.

In the International Meeting for Autism Research in Montreal, Dr Walker presented his initial findings with 275 American children, whom suffer from sudden motor skill loses.
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About 85% showed vaccine strain of measles virus in gut tissue biopsy and 35% showed a positive DNA test.

'In an effort to maintain vaccine uptake and protect susceptible children against autism I believe that the Government should, at the very least, make single vaccines available again.'

Dr Stephen Walker, also says that Government should reinstate the use of single vaccines immediately.

Since control groups were not being used in the last research, the Department of Health says it had no validity.

In contrast to the study, some spokesman and studies fails to find measles virus persisting in the blood cells of autistic children.

He added that no epidemiological or virological studies to eventually prove MMR playing a part in causing autism. WHO also recommends MMR vaccine as the best to protect against measles, mumps and rubella virus.

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