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Congenital Cytomegalovirus

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action is being taken to reduce the incidence of congenital cytomegalovirus; and if he will make a statement.

A number of studies are proceeding, including ones set up by the Medical Research Council, the Public Health Laboratory Service, St. George's Hospital, London, and the Hospital for Sick Children, London. Work is being undertaken to develop a vaccine to protect susceptible women of childbearing age.