A new study published in the journal "Pediatrics" suggests mothers-to-be who have the flu or even a prolonged fever may have a slightly higher risk of having a child with autism.
The study's authors say more research still needs to be done on this subject.
Dr. Mehmet Oz of "The Doctor Oz Show" responded to the study on the FOX 29 News at 5 Monday.
Dr. Oz says 100,000 women were surveyed periodically during their pregnancies 10-years ago.
The children of women who reported having flu-like symptoms or actually had the flu were tracked over the next decade.
Dr. Oz says researchers saw that there was a higher incident of early onset autism among the women who reported having the flu or flu-like symptoms.
You can watch the Dr. Oz interview in the video above.
Not the prettiest Friday, but we're ready for a great weekend. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. After an early high in the upper sixties, temperatures fall & winds pick up out of the chillier northwest. Right now the Memorial Day Weekend looks sunny and cool with highs in the low to mid 60s on Saturday, in the 70s Sunday & Monday. Cooler temps at the shore.