Congenital cytomegalovirus: the case for targeted infant screening in Australia

Emma Webb, Cheryl A Jones and Valerie Sung
Med J Aust 2022; 217 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51682
Published online: 5 September 2022

To the Editor: We write in response to Reid and colleagues’1 article on congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV). While many countries worldwide have established congenital CMV screening programs, Australia urgently needs to recognise the importance of targeted congenital CMV screening and tracking its outcomes.

  • 1 Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 4 Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 5 Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC


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