Introduction: Infant Cytomegalic virus


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Infant Cytomegalic virus: A serious CMV viral infection in newborns.

Infant Cytomegalic virus: CMV is the leading cause of congenital infection in the United States. An estimated 6,000 babies each year develop life-threatening complications of congenital CMV infection at birth or suffer serious consequences later in life, including mental retardation, blindness, deafness, or epilepsy. Investigators supported by NIAID are currently studying how the virus interferes with normal fetal development and at which stages the fetus is most susceptible to infection. Congenital CMV is the most common cause of progressive deafness in children.1

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1. excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

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