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[Comment] Congenital viral infections continue to affect neonates

18:56 EST 7 Nov 2019 | The Lancet

In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Seilesh Kadambari and colleagues1 use hospital discharge records from a period of five decades to describe long-term trends in congenital viral infections in England. These congenital viral infections—cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella zoster virus (VZV), and rubella—have always caused substantial morbidity and mortality for neonates in England and worldwide. However, few studies have reported the incidence of these congenital infections over such an extended period of time.

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