Newborns in NY to be screened for congenital cytomegalovirus

Infants born with CMV can have long-term health complications such as hearing and vision loss, seizures and disabilities.

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2023, 10:36 AM

Updated 293 days ago

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Starting today, the state will begin testing newborns for a common virus that can cause deafness.
The state Department of Health says all babies will be screened for congenital cytomegalovirus.
Infants born with CMV can have long-term health complications such as hearing and vision loss, seizures and disabilities.
New York is the second state in the country to screen for the virus.   


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