Association Between Influenza Infection and Vaccination During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

“In trimester-specific analyses, first-trimester influenza vaccination was the only period associated with increased ASD risk (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.20; 95% CI, 1.04-1.39).”

[20% increased risk of autism spectrum disorder for mothers receiving a flu shot in their first trimester, versus mothers who naturally got the flu.]

JAMA Pediatrics

 

Vaccination and autoimmunity-‘vaccinosis’: a dangerous liaison?

“The question of a connection between vaccination and autoimmune illness (or phenomena) is surrounded by controversy. A heated debate is going on regarding the causality between vaccines, such as measles and anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Brain antibodies as well as clinical symptoms have been found in patients vaccinated against those diseases. Other autoimmune illnesses have been associated with vaccinations. Tetanus toxoid, influenza vaccines, polio vaccine, and others, have been related to phenomena ranging from autoantibodies production to full-blown illness (such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA)). Conflicting data exists regarding also the connection between autism and vaccination with measles vaccine. This similarity may be the trigger to the autoimmune reaction. Other possible mechanisms are discussed. It seems that some autoimmune phenomena are clearly related to immunization (e.g. Guillain-Barre syndrome).”

Journal of Autoimmunity

Vaccines, adjuvants and autoimmunity

“Adjuvants and infectious agents may exert their immune-enhancing effects through various functional activities, encompassed by the adjuvant effect. These mechanisms are shared by different conditions triggered by adjuvants leading to the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA syndrome). In conclusion, there are several case reports of autoimmune diseases following vaccines.”

Pharmacological Research

Empirical Data Confirm Autism Symptoms Related to Aluminum and Acetaminophen Exposure

“Autism is a condition characterized by impaired cognitive and social skills, associated with compromised immune function. The incidence is alarmingly on the rise, and environmental factors are increasingly suspected to play a role. This paper investigates word frequency patterns in the U.S. CDC Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) database. Our results provide strong evidence supporting a link between autism and the aluminum in vaccines.”

MDPI – Entropy 2012

Epidemiologic and Molecular Relationship Between Vaccine Manufacture and Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence

“Vaccines manufactured in human fetal cell lines contain unacceptably high levels of fetal DNA fragment contaminants. The human genome naturally contains regions that are susceptible to double strand break formation and DNA insertional mutagenesis. The “Wakefield Scare” created a natural experiment that may demonstrate a causal relationship between fetal cell-line manufactured vaccines and ASD prevalence.”

Issues in Law and Medicine

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