Published in Blood Weekly, June 8th, 2006
Study 1: Asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection may be higher than currently estimated.
According to recent research from the United States, "Primary maternal CMV infection is the major risk factor for symptomatic congenital infection as maternal immunity reduces the risk of transmission to the fetus. Analysis of first trimester placentas showed that virus replicates in the uterus and is transmitted to the placenta causing focal infection."
"We examined 78 term placentas from uncomplicated deliveries for the presence of CMV DNA and...
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