Children Of Pregnant Moms Who Contracted Flu During Pregnancy Appear Not To Have An Increased Risk Of Autism, Study Says.

Reuters (11/28, Seaman) reports, “Pregnant women who get the flu…are not increasing their baby’s risk for an autism spectrum disorder (ASD),” research suggests.

The NPR (11/28, Shute) “Shots” blog reports that “getting a flu shot while pregnant” also appears not to increase the risk for ASD.

MedPage Today (11/28, Walker) reports researchers arrived at both conclusions after examining “data from 196,929 children in Kaiser Permanente Northern California inpatient and outpatient databases who were born from 2001 to 2010.” The findings were published Nov. 28 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Related Links:

— “Flu – or flu vaccine – in pregnancy not tied to autism in kids,”Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters, November 28, 2016.

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