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Cytomegalovirus infection is linked to higher risk of autism

A recent study published in Pediatrics explored the link between congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Using data from 2,989,659 children, researchers found that children with cCMV are 2.5 times more likely to develop ASD. Although many factors contribute to ASD, cCMV is a significant one, which underscores the importance of developing a vaccine.

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Measles is vaccine-preventable, yet it is coming back

Measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease, is making a resurgence due to reduced vaccination levels influenced by myths and misinformation, including debunked claims linking the MMR vaccine to autism. This safe and effective vaccine prevents not only measles but also severe complications like pneumonia and encephalitis. Despite its rarity in recent decades due to widespread vaccination, current complacency among parents poses risks, underscoring the importance of maintaining high immunization rates to protect public health.

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Debunking RFK Jr and Brian Hooker’s book “Vax-Unvax” – Part 4

In the final part of a series, Dr. Frank Han debunks myths from “Vax-Unvax: Let the Science Speak,” addressing false links between vaccines and diseases like IBD, autism, and intussusception. He exposes the authors’ cherry-picking and incorrect conclusions, while highlighting science’s commitment to truth, citing extensive studies showing no evidence supporting these claimed associations.