Doctors call for national newborn CMV screening plan

Perth Children's Hospital medics are trialling a targeted approach to detect congenital cytomegalovirus: MJA

Doctors are calling for a nationwide strategy to screen newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus, saying the current approach is inadequate and delays care. 

Dr Allison Reid.

Writing in the Medical Journal of Australia they recommend targeted screening, based on a failed newborn sensorineural hearing test.

The test should be carried out within 21 days of