No evidence of persisting measles virus in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from children with autism spectrum disorder.

OBJECTIVES Despite epidemiologic evidence to the contrary, claims of an association between measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and the development of autism have persisted. Such claims are based primarily on the identification of measles virus nucleic acids in tissues and body fluids by polymerase chain reaction. We sought to determine whether measles virus… CONTINUE READING