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Study indicates potential link between influenza during pregnancy and autism

Study indicates potential link between influenza during pregnancy and autism
June 21, 2017

Although researchers found no evidence that maternal influenza alone was associated with autism spectrum disorder among children, they did observe a nonsignificant trend indicating an increased risk for autism among children whose mothers had laboratory-confirmed influenza and self-reported symptoms of influenza-like illness during pregnancy.

Their study, published in mSphere, is the first of its kind to assess whether laboratory-confirmed influenza during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a press release.  

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