Scientists fear MMR link to autism/ MailOnline

UPDATE:  This is a 2006 article.  Sorry.

Too bad we have to get our science from the Mail, but in the era of Conflicts of Interest, maybe it isn’t so strange that we read about the flip side of pharmaceuticals from media outlets that don’t rely on pharmaceutical company advertising to survive.

New American research shows that there could be a link between the controversial MMR triple vaccine and autism and bowel disease in children.

The study appears to confirm the findings of British doctor Andrew Wakefield, who caused a storm in 1998 by suggesting a possible link.

Now a team from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina are examining 275 children with regressive autism and bowel disease – and of the 82 tested so far, 70 prove positive for the measles virus.

Last night the team’s leader, Dr Stephen Walker, said: ‘Of the handful of results we have in so far, all are vaccine strain and none are wild measles…

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