Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is arguably the most common, preventable cause of neonatal disability in the United States, affecting more than 30,000 children a year.
My guest today started a Change.org petition advocating for congenital CMV to be added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP).
Here to talk more about CMV, the petition and the work of the National CMV Foundation is the President & CEO of the CMV Foundation, Kristen Hutchinson Spytek.
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