Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common congenital infection, and a common cause of neurodevelopmental disabilities, growth failure, hearing loss and vision loss. Prevention of congenital CMV by vaccination was deemed a national priority for the 21st century by the Institute of Medicine in 2000. Information on the health economics of this common congenital infection is necessary to drive prevention through vaccine development and awareness through behavior modification.
Idea No. 494