Scientists have figured out which factor increases the risk of developing autism in a child.
Swedish researchers found out what factor increases the risk of developing autism in a baby.
The experiment examined the birth data of almost 1.8 million children in Sweden. It is noted that data were taken from 1973 to 2014.
As a result, it turned out that if a woman carrying a child had any infectious diseases, for example, influenza, meningitis or pneumonia, then the newborn had a chance of developing autism exceeding 79%.
Another interesting fact is that the infection affects not only the development, but also the future character of the baby.
Researcher Verena Sengpil of the University of Gothenburg also stressed that women are obliged to take care of themselves, for example, to make flu vaccines.