Published in Vaccine Weekly, November 20th, 1995
Each year in the U.S. there are 40,000 cases of congenital CMV infection. Although most cases are asymptomatic, in some 7 percent of infants there are serious consequences, with common manifestations of jaundice, petechiae, hepatosplenomegaly, low birth weight, and microcephaly.
But there are severe long-term consequences even for children originally asymptomatic, said vaccine researcher Rae Lyn Burke of Chiron Corp., Emeryville, California.
"There is roughly a 10 percent...
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