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Vaccinations and Autism: One Pediatrician's View (cont.)

In conclusion, I would like to reiterate that studies thus far have not revealed any relationship between vaccines and autism. Nevertheless, this doesn't mean that the research should completely stop. I just want to be sure that there will also continue to be significant research and development in the field of vaccinations for the foreseeable future, so that we can one day hope to decrease the number of deaths and hospitalizations due to preventable infections.

REFERENCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Community Report From the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) Among Multiple Areas of the United States in 2008." Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/documents/ADDM-2012-Community-Report.pdf>.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Summary of notifiable diseases—United States, 2009." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 58.53 (2011).

Fountain, Christine, et al. "Six Developmental Trajectories Characterize Children With Autism." Pediatrics published online April 2, 2012. <http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/03/28/peds.2011-1601>.

Mrozek-Budzyn, Dorota, et al. "Lack of association between measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and autism in children: a case-control study." The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 29.5 (2010): 397-400.


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