Study Finds No Link Between Autism, Vaccines

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None of the infant monkeys given vaccines with or without thimerosal developed symptoms of autism.

A team of researchers with affiliations to several institutions in the U.S., has conducted a study at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, looking into the possibility of vaccines or the preservative thimerosal causing autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and has found no such link.

In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their study using Rhesus monkeys and what they found as a result of their work.

For several years parents and citizen groups have claimed that vaccinations (and/or a preservative used to keep them fresh) given to infants and children causes ASDs , despite the lack of evidence.
 

This article originally appeared on Psychiatry Advisor

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