A new study claims that almost double the number of children could have autism as previously thought.
An unpublished piece of research by Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre (ARC) found that as many as one in 58 children could suffer from the condition, which can affect speech, understanding and communication.
The above article was in the Telegraph in 2007 here
A recent paper by Robert C Bransfield MD
Preventable Cases of Autism : relationship between chronic infectious diseases and neurological outcome.
I don't have the fascility to copy and paste any of this paper but it is a must read, he talks about many chronic infections and their affect on the developing fetus. Access this paper here