Hyperimmune Globulin Fails to Prevent Congenital CMV Infection

Administering hyperimmune globulin to pregnant women who tested positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV) did not reduce CMV infections or deaths among their fetuses or newborns in a randomized controlled trial. The study was published online July 28 in The New England Journal of Medicine. Up to 40,000 infants a year have congenital CMV infections, which can lead to stillbirth, neonatal death, […]

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Ocular Abnormalities Not Likely in Newborns of SARS-CoV-2-infected Mothers

(Reuters Health) – Unlike pathogens such as Cytomegalovirus and Zika, SARS-CoV-2 is not likely to cause ocular problems in newborns whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy, a new case series suggests. In an analysis of data from 165 infants born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, researchers found that just six newborns had positive PCR findings for SARS-CoV-2, and […]

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