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Herpes virus infection while pregnant increases Autism risk by 2 X (Vitamin D not mentioned) – Feb 2017

Herpes virus may be a trigger for autism ScienceMag

  • “Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the primary cause of the blistering genital disease that infects roughly one in five U.S. women of childbearing age, may play a role in autism, according to a new study.”
  • “Active infection with the virus in early pregnancy doubles the chance that a male fetus will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) early in life, researchers have found in studying one large Norwegian population.”
  • “ . . previous work, like this Swedish study that found that the hospitalization of a woman for any kind of infection during pregnancy increased the risk of the baby developing ASD by 30%.”

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