There’s new evidence that children’s combined vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) does not increase the risk of autism and does not provoke disorder in children.
“The study fully confirms that the MMR vaccination does not increase the risk of developing autism, — writing in Annals of Internal Medicine the authors of the study vaccines MMR, which is one of the largest in history. — We believe that our results give confidence and provide reliable data“.
In the new study involved 657 461 child born in Denmark between 1999 and 2010. More than 95% of children received the MMR vaccine, and 6517 of them was diagnosed with autism. The researchers found that the risk of developing autistic spectrum disorder was not higher in those who were vaccinated, compared with those who did not receive the vaccine.
“The idea that the vaccine causes autism, is still there and widely covered in social networks, “said Anders Hviid, the study’s lead author and a senior researcher at Statens Serum Institut in Denmark.
The authors of the experiment wanted to prove that the anti-vaccines, which are becoming increasingly active, and even celebrities and politicians, contributing to spread fear of vaccines is not right.
In an editorial accompanying the study, Dr. Saad Omer and Dr. Inchi Yildirim from Emory University write that such studies can help doctors to refute unfounded allegations and concerns.
“Doctors should do what they do best. They must track emerging data… and use them in their interactions with patients, “wrote Omer.
The myth about the link between vaccines and autism arose after a study published in 1998 in the medical journal “The Lancet”. Its author Andrew Wakefield in 2010, lost his medical license. And in 2011 “The Lancet” refused to study and withdrew the publication after an investigation found Wakefield altered or misrepresented information on the 12 children, so she confirmed his theory.
Study: vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella does not cause autism updated: March 5, 2019 author: Katerina Moskalets