More evidence of potential link between MMR vaccine and autism; more states push to ban thimerosol

 vaccine At a meeting in Montreal recently, Dr. Arthur Krigsman and his team at New York University's School of Medicine reported findings that may link the MMR vaccine to cases of autism. Analyzing biopsies of 275 children with autistic spectrum disorders who also suffered from unidentified intestinal ailments revealed the presence of measles virus in 85% of the patients' intestinal tracts. This study could support previous theories, later discounted, that were advanced by Dr. Andrew Wakefield. The drumbeat is not likely to fade, and more states (including Hawaii and North Carolina) consider joining the ranks of those that are banning use of thimerosol in vaccines. -AMS