Human Cytomegalovirus (hCMV) is a member of the herpes virus family. It’s the virus most frequently passed on to babies during pregnancy. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, about 1% of babies are born with the infection, a condition called congenital hCMV.
Most babies (90%) with congenital CMV have no problems from the condition. But some (10%) are very ill at birth and may end up with a number of long-term problems. Others may seem fine initially but develop hearing loss and other complications from the infection months or even years later. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 1 in 750 babies are born with or develop disabilities as a result of congenital hCMV.
Genefron Diagnostic Kit for pregnant women:
The IFR 200 developed by Genefron is a personalized medicine in vitro diagnostic kit for predicting the hCMV viral transmission from the infected pregnant- women to the fetus.
Detects in 95% accuracy transmitting virus to the fetus.