Congenital Cytomegalovirus Prevention, Awareness and Policy Recommendations - A Scoping Study.
Georgia Midgley, Hayley Smithers-Sheedy, Sarah McIntyre, Nadia Badawi, John Keogh, Cheryl A Jones
Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) is known to cause childhood deafness, neurodevelopmental disability and death. Simple hygiene precautions are effective in reducing maternal risk of CMV infection. OBJECTIVE: To review i) awareness of CMV infection and available primary prevention strategies both in the community and amongst health professionals ii) available cCMV information sources in the literature, grey literature and published professional guidelines. METHODS: Scoping study to i) identify literature pertaining to cCMV awareness amongst parents and health professionals using MedLine and CINAHL databases via EBSCO ii) review one high income country's guidelines and recommendat..View full abstract