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New Bill Requires Infants to Undergo CMV Screening

Newborns failing hearing tests will be tested for cytomegalovirus

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Norwalk, CT | Added on May 19, 2015 At 09:59 PM

A new bill has been passed that would require hospitals and other healthcare institutions to test newborn infants for cytomegalovirus or CMV if they fail a newborn hearing test.  

With the help of several Norwalk parents Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff led an unanimous passage of Senate Bill 5525: An Act Concerning Cytomegalovirus that aims to reverse CMV through screenings. Currently the viral infection is the most common among infants born in the U.S. About 1 in every 150 children is born with CMV and about 80 percent of infants born with the infection never have symptoms or problems. 

Implementing screenings are expected to improve awareness of the risk associated with CMV so that parents can adopt better habits to minimize its transition to a child. 


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