When parents first find out that their child was born with CMV they often ask why more isn't done to test for CMV and why isn't there a vaccine. For a long time the lack of safe and effective treatment for CMV, either in pregnancy or after birth, has held back attempts at prevention. This is all changing and there is a lot of exciting research currently underway and in the pipeline.
The lastest research into CMV is listed below:
One of CMV Action's key objectives is to support the development and implementation of research into better testing, treatment and management of CMV:
- Support recruitment into trials
- Support research bids
- Disseminate research evidence in lay terms to parents, journalists and policy makers
- Campaign for relevant bodies to implement research findings
- Campaign for better and more consistent management of CMV