(Undated) — Minnesota could become the first state to universally screen newborns for cytomegalovirus, or CMV. The Vivian Act, included in the Health and Human Services bill, makes it so screening is done to look for the common, often undetected infection among pregnant women and their babies. The act was named for Vivian Henrikson who was born with CMV and now struggles with cerebral palsy. Medical experts say babies with CMV can greatly benefit from early detection. The state Health Commissioner still needs to approve the new screening.
Minnesota To Universally Screen Newborns For CMV
By Ashley Hanley|2021-07-02T05:59:20-05:00July 2nd, 2021|