CMV Action on ITV - Calls for warning about virus that can affect unborn babies

     

Most mum's wouldn't think twice about sharing cutlery or food with their young children, but a Northampton mother is trying to raise awareness of a virus that can be passed on doing just that. CMV or the Cytomegalovirus is common in young children and causes no harm to them - but it can be dangerous to pregnant women and can affect their unborn babies. Sheena Charrett's daughter Scarlett was born with developmental difficulties after she contracted CMV during pregnancy. Experts say simple steps like regular hand washing and avoiding some close contact with young children will stop the virus spreading.

For the full report go to the ITV website and Claire McGlasson's report - link here.

 

 

     

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