a study conducted with more than 650,000 Danish children not found links between the MMR vaccine, which immunizes against measles, mumps and rubella, and autism, even among the lower co n risk factors associated with the disease, according to Annals of Internal magazine Medicine.La published today includes the findings of the study carried out by researchers at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen (Denmark) nationwide. The British physician Andrew Wakefield established a hypothetical link between the MMR (known as MMR for its acronym in English) and autism in a controversial article published in 1998 that still generates concern and is used as an argument by the movement antivacunas.
The origin of the myth that hypothetical link has been dismantled in several subsequent investigations and also in this new study in Denmark, which concluded that the MMR vaccine does not increase the risk of autism or triggered in susceptible children of the disease by different factors. Researchers at Statens Serum Institut included in his analysis to 657.461 children born in Denmark of Danish mothers between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2010, who did follow-up from the first year of life and until August 31, 2013.Del total observed children, 6.517 were diagnosed with autism.
To compare vaccinated children with the MMR with the non-vaccinated was no substantial differences in rates of autism risk.
In the same way, any increase in the odds of developing autism after vaccination among subgroups of children with risk factors associated with the disease were found. Stop the global boom of the antivacunas movement is one of the challenges that the World Health Organization (who) has been set for this year as part of its strategic plan 2019-2023.El increase of 30% for 2018 of measles cases in the world is one of point to them s of warning about the negative effects of this movement, according to the who.
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