Vaccination Is A Weakened Form Of The Disease Germ

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A vaccination is a weakened form of the disease germ that is injected into the body. In response to these weakened germs, the body with produce antibodies to fight these foreign invaders. If the actual disease was ever to attack the body, these antibodies will return to fight off the disease. (1) The MMR vaccine is used to protect children and adults from Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. It has been suggested that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine causes Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children. Some parents have suggested that their children lost their social and communicative skills between 15 and 24 months of age. “These losses can occur in a range of skills, from using eye contact and gestures to producing meaningful words …show more content…

These are both standardized measures of verbal and non-verbal IQ, and demographic information. To participate in the study, there were requirements that had to be met by the children. In order to be eligible to participate the children must be born in westernized countries, lived in the United States or Canada from birth to age 3, received immunizations that were in records, and the children must be at least 4 years old and no more than 15 years of age at the time of the regression interview. The final step to see if the children were eligible was to have complete ADI-R and ADOS scores, as well as verbal and non-verbal IQ scores from within the last 5 years. There was also diagnostic criteria that needed to be met by all participants. “Children must have received a best estimate diagnosis of autism, PDD-NOS or Asperger syndrome from a site clinician and met criteria for ASD on the ADOS and/or the ADI-R.”(2) Children were excluded if they had Rett syndrome, CDD, and/or genetic disorders (tuberous sclerosis and Fragile X syndrome). Children with hearing, visual, or motor impairments were also rejected from the study. (2) Each site was asked to ID all children who experienced word loss and met the criteria described above. Identification was a two-step process that would pinpoint a specific group of children with loss. The first step was having

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