Tag: Infectious Disease

Jasper’s Story

This spring, my husband, 2 year old son Finn and I welcomed Jasper into this crazy world. He was perfect and seemed to be very healthy. That’s why when we received the phone call that the newborn screening test was positive for CMV, we were confused, shocked, and honestly, really sad. The following week was really hard. Within a few days, we had gone from an easy breezy family of 4 (as easy breezy as it can be with a… Read more »

Hazel’s Story

Hazel, our second daughter, was born August 15th, 2019. We felt so fortunate. The delivery was smooth and there were no complications during the entire pregnancy.  A week after Hazel was home, we went for her hearing test at a local church. She got a ‘refer’ on both ears after multiple attempts. This didn’t worry me much because my first daughter hadn’t passed on one ear the first time she did the test, and then she proceeded to pass the… Read more »

Reflecting on the 1st Year of a Universal cCMV Screening Program: The Nurse Practitioner Perspective

February 3, 2021 – In July 2019, Ontario became the first Canadian province (and the first region in the world) to begin screening all newborns for cCMV at birth as part of their hearing risk factor screening. Thank you to Andrea Baptista, Lisa Hicks and Alanna Webster, the incredible Nurse Practitioners who are organizing and facilitating the care for the babies who test positive, for their presentation yesterday. They shared key findings, successes and challenges from this novel cCMV screening… Read more »

Engaging Children in Active Learning at an Early Age

“The concept behind Active Learning is to create an environment that is easily accessible to all children, no matter what their challenges.” January 20, 2021 – It was an absolute pleasure to have Mimi Pruniski and Pat Jung on CMV Live to talk all about Active Learning! This is just a small taste of the whole presentation they have in store for the CMV Public Health and Policy Conference, which is scheduled for August 30 – September 1, 2021 in… Read more »