Parents are understandably concerned. But keep in mind that comparatively few children have tested positive for the virus, and deaths in children are rare.
Hearing loss is the most common congenital condition in the U.S. Three in 1,000 infants are born with it.
Washington state has second lowest infant mortality rate, 3.88/1000 live births; Massachusetts, at 3.66/1000, lowest – National rate 5.9.
A new study found that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollutants had children with lower IQs, compared to the children of women exposed to lower levels.
For some types of pollution, chances for admission increased as much as 147%, compared to infants whose mothers did not encounter high levels of air pollution i the week before delivery.
New tests will screen for rare but life-threatening disorders, including X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. mucopolysaccharidosis type I and Pompe disease.