Originally posted on CBS Denver:
DENVER (CBS4) – Doctors and researchers are still struggling to uncover what causes autism, but now there’s a possible new clue.
A new study out of Denmark suggests a pregnant woman being sick with something as minor as the flu could double her chances of having an autistic child, but doctors say it’s just one piece of a puzzle.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates one in 88 children in the United States has autism. The cause of the developmental disorder is still unclear, but the new research is considered noteworthy.
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Yelba Castellon-Lopez gets regular check-ups before she gives birth to her first child. She knows it’s important to stay healthy for both herself and her unborn baby.
“I do everything that I can not to get sick. I wash my hands a lot, I use hand sanitizer, I got the flu shot,”…
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