Study finds possible link between pregnancy, the flu, & autism
November 12, 2012 (WPVI) -- Officials are sifting through a study that makes a disturbing link between pregnant women with the flu and babies with a form of autism.
Danish researchers report that children whose mothers had the flu, or ran a fever lasting more than a week during pregnancy, had an increased risk of their babies developing a form of autism.
However, U.S. health officials are stressing that the new study, published in today's issue of Pediatrics, is exploratory and does not offer a specific cause for the disability.
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