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Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

The mission of CSHCN is to assure quality health care and related services for children and youth with special needs and their families throughout the State of Utah.

June is National Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month!

Children

Congenital CMV is the leading non-genetic cause of childhood hearing loss. It is estimated that 1 in 3 children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in Utah have lost their hearing because of a congenital CMV infection.

CMV is the most common viral infection infants are born with in the United States. Approximately 1-4 percent of uninfected women have a primary (or first) CMV infection during a pregnancy, and about 40 percent of women who become infected with CMV for the first time during pregnancy pass the virus to their babies.

CMV affects people of all ages but most healthy individuals don’t know they have it as it is typically harmless to the general population. CMV is transmitted through direct contact with body fluids. Twenty percent of babies with congenital CMV infection will have lifelong disabilities.

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Zika Virus

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    Up to date information on Zika Virus is located at:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website found at http://www.cdc.gov/zika/     Utah Department of Health website https://health.utah.gov/zika/

For Utah specific testing instructions regarding submission of diagnostic specimens for Zika virus testing refer to Submitting Diagnostic Specimens for Zika Virus Testing.

 

 

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