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Is newborn screening for congenital cytomegalovirus infection cost effective?

(The JAMA Network Journals) Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is a leading cause of childhood hearing loss, cognitive deficits and visual impairments. Estimates suggest 20,000 babies are born with cCMV infection annually in the United States. However, universal newborn screening has not been adopted partly because of questions around cost-effectiveness.
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