Second puzzling autism case, comment

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The autism and immunization debate is always very heated as most people have a very definite opinion one way or the other. I knew a family of five children who were all severely autistic. Once the first child was diagnosed the other four children did not receive ANY childhood immunizations but all were diagnosed with autism of varying severe degrees. One would have to believe from this family, that autism must have a genetic link and is not related to immunizations. These children shared the same biological parents, same environment, and same medical care throughout mom’s pregnancies and their childhoods (except child # one receiving routine imms. until age two). It remains a mystery as to what causes and, if genetic, what triggers autism.

Original Post:
July 1, 2009
Title; Second puzzling autism case reported
Federal health officials at an upcoming conference the controversial cases of a 9-year-old girl who became autistic after receiving numerous vaccinations. In January a 6-year-old girl received a flu vaccine and a week later became ill requiring hospitalization and ultimately died. Study after study has failed to show a link between vaccines and autism but many parents of autistic children claim that childhood vaccinations they received are responsible. In 1986 a National Vaccine injury compensation program was introduced to compensate injured children from vaccines. Many deadly epidemics have been prevented by vaccination. For the parent of a child injured following vaccination, grief and ambivalence would prevail. The questions that continue regarding these very complicated situations cause great concern for parents trying to decide whether to immunize a child.

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