Single jabs call by autism charity.Byline: Steve Bagnall
THE North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales and to the east by England. branch of the National Autism autism (ô`tĭzəm), developmental disability resulting from a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. It is characterized by the abnormal development of communication skills, social skills, and reasoning. Society last night called for single jabs to be made available to all parents amid fears over the MMR vaccine MMR vaccine Live measles-mumps-rubella vaccine A trivalent vaccine containing an aqueous suspension of live attenuated strains of measles, mumps, and rubella viruses grown in chick or duck embryo cells. See Killed vaccine, Live attenuated vaccine. .
However, the society's regional councillor, John Gillibrand, welcomed Government plans to screen all pre-school children for the brain disorder.
It will allow an investigation of its causes and any links to the MMR vaccine.
Mr Gillibrand said: "I think this is a brilliant move but this represents the first step to provide a full statistical picture of people with autism. There also needs to be a central registry.
"We support the calls for separate jabs to be made available for everybody until further research has been done into the MMR vaccine.
"We are also concerned at the unfairness of the situation where some parents can afford to pay for the jabs while others can't.
"Until further research is done we are not taking a pro or anti-MMR vaccine stance. But there has to be a proper statistical database got together to look at whether MMR MMR measles-mumps-rubella (vaccine); see measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine live, under vaccine.
measles, mumps, rubella vaccine is linked to autism."
Autism is on the rise and Mr Gillibrand claimed it was reaching crisis levels.
He called on the Welsh Assembly Welsh Assembly n → Parlement gallois to prepare a report into autism and provision for the condition.
New research by London scientists has concluded there is no link between the jab and the disorder.
Scientists at London's Royal Free Hospital and University College Medical School said a study of 473 autistic autistic /au·tis·tic/ (aw-tis´tik) characterized by or pertaining to autism. children born in London between 1979 and 1998 found no difference in the illness rates before and after MMR was introduced in 1988.
The US-based Autism Research Institute The Autism Research Institute (ARI), established in 1967 by Bernard Rimland, is a San Diego, California, based nonprofit that funds research and provides information on autism and related autistic spectrum disorders. Dr. Stephen M. says youngsters being diagnosed have risen world-wide during the past decade from about five children per 10,000 to 60 per 10,000. Experts at the Institute believe the most likely cause is vaccination of infants.