There seem to be a lot of news articles on autism lately. (Is it Autism Awareness Week?)
There's one article on CNN about a court case going on, the parents blaming childhood vaccines for autism due to mercury content. I've been skeptical of this after learning that there is less mercury in a vaccine than in half a tuna sandwich. Do tuna sandwiches get blamed for causing autism? Anyway, one of the children mentioned also developed IBS and arthritis after getting sick following a vaccination. Since we know IBS and arthritis can be related to Cpn that made me wonder ... could getting flu-like symptoms from a vaccine reaction allow a secondary Cpn infection to set in? Doing a search it didn't take long to find this:
"They found that children with autism were more likely to have three types of infections: Mycoplasma (bacteria), C. pneumoniae (bacteria), and HHV-6 (virus)."
Perhaps we should add autism to the list of Cpn related diseases?