Portland mom pushes state to screen newborns for debilitating virus
A bill introduced in the 2017 legislative session would require hospitals and birthing centers to test newborns for a common virus that can cause Zika-like problems.
Cytomegalovirus, called CMV, is a herpes-like virus that gives healthy adults and children a cold. But if a pregnant woman gets infected at the wrong time, she can pass it on to her fetus resulting in a small head, hearing loss or a spectrum of other neurological issues.
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