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Feb 2017

Congenital virus more common than thought in children with cerebral palsy

Research undertaken by the University of Sydney has shown that the congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in children with cerebral palsy is more common that was previously thought. The common herpes virus can cross the placenta, which carries a high risk of infecting the foetus and damaging the developing brain. The study, involving 323 children in…

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