CLEVELAND - Autism is estimated to affect 1 out of every 88 children born in the U.S. Now a new study says that having a fever or the flu for a week during pregnancy doubles the chances of a child being born with the disease.
Danish researchers said it's possible that activation of a mother's immune system - caused by the flu virus - could affect a fetus' developing brain.
Researchers caution that the new findings are early and should encourage future research.
They also say that women should not panic but take regular precautions, including getting a flu shot.
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All 11 schools in the Brunswick City School District are closed for the rest of this week due to norovirus.
Brunswick High School is the latest school to shut down, as the district battles a highly contagious norovirus.
An exhibition opens Tuesday at a museum in Lower Manhattan about efforts by American Jews to bring refugees to the U.S. from Europe during the Nazi era.