Newborns in NY to be screened for congenital cytomegalovirus
Starting today, the state will begin testing newborns for a common virus that can cause deafness.
The state Department of Health says all babies will be screened for congenital cytomegalovirus.
Infants born with CMV can have long-term health complications such as hearing and vision loss, seizures and disabilities.
New York is the second state in the country to screen for the virus.