Research shows the number of babies born with cytomegalovirus declined during the pandemic

Published in JAMA, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have discovered the number of babies born in Minnesota with cytomegalovirus (CMV) decreased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study found that in the five-year period leading up to the pandemic, about one baby in every 200 births was born with CMV. Between August 2020 and December 2021, the number decreased to one baby in every 1,000 births.

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