http://www.femail.co.uk/pages/standard/article.html?in_article_id=199412&in_page_id=169 'Antibiotics link' to MMR and autism by STEPHEN HULL, Metro Antibiotics may be to blame for hundreds of children developing autism after having the controversial MMR jab, it has been claimed. More than two-thirds of youngsters with the condition received four or more antibiotics in their first year, a survey revealed. It is thought the drugs weakened their immune systems, leaving them unable to withstand the impact of the triple jab. Look here too... Jon Tommey, publisher of Autism File magazine, attacked a 'cavalier attitude' to the measles, mumps and rubella jab and similar inoculations. 'Doctors need to pay more care to whether a child is well enough to be vaccinated,' he said. Mr Tommey said youngsters received four sets of multiple vaccines in their first year. 'There is evidence that giving children with weakened immune systems vaccinations such as MMR could damage sensitive areas, such as chemical pathways in the brain,' he added. Mr Tommey said his seven-year-old autistic son was perfectly normal but received five courses of antibiotics in his first year. Shortly afterwards, he had the MMR jab - not long after a course of antibiotics and while he was ill. The Autism Research Centre said: 'There seems less care these days about checking to see if a child is fit for immunisation.'