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A study released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would appear to confirm the suspicion that autism rates have risen significantly in recent years. According to the findings, 1 percent of all U.S. children have an autism spectrum disorder. That percentage is even greater among male children – perhaps as high as 2.6 percent.
The symptoms of autism can differ tremendously on a case-by-case basis, and there are a few other disorders that fall under the purview of autism spectrum disorder. These include Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder. The health department study is particularly jarring because its findings are far different from previous autism estimates from the Centers for Disease Control.
Some experts have been led to wonder whether vaccine damage could be responsible for the spike in autism diagnoses. The Hepatitis B vaccine, which was introduced in 1991 and given to newborn babies within a few hours of birth, contained 25 micrograms of the mercury-based preservative thimerosal. Mercury exposure has been linked to the onset of autism in young children, which makes this potential connection even more troubling.
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