Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 27th, 2001
"Using seroprevalence data from two large antenatal populations (in excess of 14,000 women) coupled with a mathematical modeling approach, we have shown that CMV has a low force of infection (ca. 0.03 per seronegative per annum) and its basic reproductive number R-0 is relatively modest at 2.4," reported P.D. Griffiths and colleagues.
Nevertheless, CMV is the leading cause of mental retardation in children, they noted.
The researchers calculated that the critical...
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