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.
autism, flu, healthcheck
- Skydiver injured in Washington Twp. accident 4 min ago
- AccuWeather: Easter to be comfortable, breezy
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- $30K possibly stolen in Target armed robbery 32 min ago
- Person of interest ID'd in hit-and-run
- 4 injured in Route 295 crash 20 min ago
- Camden teen reported missing
- Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite
- Photos: Pictures from Easter Sunday services
- Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
- Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series
- Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
- Photos: Jamie Apody welcomes Baby Chase!