Most Parents Favor Cytomagalovirus (CMV) Screening for Newborns

About 85% of parents would prefer to have their newborn tested for
congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), even if testing was not routine, and
even if their child turned out to be CMV-positive but never developed
problems, according to a new study published online November 14 in Pediatrics. The authors note that about 30,000 infants are born each year in the
United States with congenital CMV infection, and approximately 1 in 5
develop disabilities, most often sensorineural hearing loss and/or
mental retardation.