Absence of detectable measles virus genome sequence in blood of autistic children who have had their MMR vaccination during the routine childhood immunization schedule of UK

Citation

Evidence Type: Research (Generic)
Afzal, MA., Ozoemena, LC., O’Hare, A., Kidger, KA., Bentley, ML., Minor, PD. Absence of detectable measles virus genome sequence in blood of autistic children who have had their MMR vaccination during the routine childhood immunization schedule of UK. Journal Medical Virology. 2006 May;78(5):623-30 - Absence of detectable measles virus genome sequence in blood of autistic children who have had their MMR vaccination during the routine childhood i... - PubMed - NCBI Score: 0.0/0.0

Discussion

There has been a claimed link between detection of measles virus DNA and autism in children. The research looks into this claim and concludes "This study failed to substantiate reports of the persistence of measles virus in autistic children with development regression.", adding yet another nail to the coffin of the belief that vaccines cause autism.

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Conclusions

Strength/Weakness 1

Strong strength: Well Designed Research

The tests used by the study are accurate and highly sensitive


Conclusion 1

The study found no measurable measles RNA in children during routine MMR vaccination. This leads us to believe that the claim of measles RNA resulting in autism is false.


Conclusion 2

More evidence against the MMR vaccine/autism claims


Conclusion 3

More evidence against the MMR vaccine/autism claims


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