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Incidence of Autism—Reply

William J. Barbaresi, MD; Slavica K. Katusic, MD; Robert C. Colligan, PhD; Amy L. Weaver, MS; Steven J. Jacobsen, MD, PhD
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005;159(7):690-692. doi:10.1001/archpedi.159.7.691-b.
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Dr Fischer's letter highlights the difficulties in interpreting ecologic trends in studies such as this, namely, the potential association between the introduction of a new strain of measles vaccine, the change to a 2-dose MMR vaccination schedule, and the increase in the incidence of autism between 1976 and 1997 reported in our study.1

Dr Fischer is correct in noting that the RA 27/3 vaccine virus strain was introduced in 1979.2 This vaccine virus strain was quickly adopted throughout the world, with the exception of Japan. However, the apparent change in the incidence of autism in Olmsted County, Minnesota, was not observed until 1988 to 1991, approximately 10 years after the introduction of this new vaccine virus strain.

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