Somali immigrants living in Minneapolis, Minnesota are finding that an increasing number of their children have autism. Is it random coincidence, or evidence of a larger epidemic? New York Times global health reporter Donald McNeil joins The Takeaway to report.
Check out McNeil's story on the cases, An Outbreak of Autism, or a Statistical Fluke?
in today's Science Times
For more, watch this report
and follow the story in The Huffington Post
and in The MinnPost
"There are hundreds of theories going around and everyone's terrified, because even the best medical authorities in the country can't answer the question: What gave your child this."
— New York Times reporter Donald McNeil on the rate of autism among Somalis in Minneapolis