No Link Between Autism, Measles Vaccine In Study

September 4, 2008

U.S. researchers have put out a new study which stated that they have found no link between the measles vaccine, and either autism or gastrointestinal problems.Boston (ChattahBox) – U.S. researchers have put out a new study which stated that they have found no link between the measles vaccine, and either autism or gastrointestinal problems.

The research was carried out by teams from both Columbia University in New York, as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

For the study, they looked over children to try and replicate a study from 1998.

The 1998 study was carried out by Dr. Andrew Wakefield from the Britain Royal Free Hospital and his colleagues, and found a link between the measles vaccine, and autism, as well as gastrointestinal problems.

The 1998 study was published in the journal the Lancet.

Since then, many have argued over the safety of the measles vaccine, with parents opting to not get their kids vaccinated due to safety concerns.

Researchers have concluded though in this study there is no link between the measles vaccine and the development of either gastrointestinal problems, or autism.

The new study is published in the journal Public Library of Science.


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