Is work still going on to investigate the connection between MMR and Autism?
The vast majority of scientists consider that the weight of evidence shows there to be no link between the MMR and autism. However, there are still several major studies that are in progress to see whether they can reproduce or refute the clinical work of Dr Andrew Wakefield. Three separate studies in the USA are looking for the measles virus in gut tissue samples from autistic children. As described above, many scientists are investigating the nature of the bowel disease that some autistic children suffer from. It is not clear whether this will shed any light on the question of whether MMR is linked to autism. Dr Wakefield continues his research looking in particular at children who have received multiple doses of MMR.
- Is there a connection between the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine or thimerosal, a preservative, and Autism Spectrum Disorders?
- How many other studies have been done to investigate the possible association between autism and the MMR vaccination?
- Is Wakefield Right about Autism/MMR vaccine connection?