For back-to-school, kids need more than new backpacks and books, but also an update on their immunization schedules. WTOP consulted Children’s National Medical Center Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease Roberta DeBiasi, MD, to find out more about childhood immunizations.
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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Collaborative Antiviral Study Group has found that treatment with the anti-viral medication valganciclovir for six months improves hearing and developmental outcomes over a two-year period for infants with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Roberta L. DeBiasi, MD, MS, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's National Health System, is co-author of the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.