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A new UK research project "Reducing Acquisition of CMV through antenatal Education" (RACE-FIT)" has been launched to assess an educational intervention to prevent cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy.
 
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common infection to be contracted before birth (a...

UK's answer to Zika: Most Brits ALREADY infected with separate head-shrinking virus

A SEXUALLY transmitted head shrinking virus like Zika has already spread “everywhere” and a majority of adults in the UK are clueless that they have it.

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Dear supporters,

 We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy New Year and to update you on what CMV Action has been up to towards the end of 2015.

Research and Policy

We’ve spent the past few months getting out and about talking about CMV.  We had a stand at the Royal College of...

We were very pleased to see an article in the Scottish Sun on Feb 2nd 2016.  The article talked of the "fight to raise awareness of the devestating CMV virus".  It highlighted comparisons with the zika virus: 'UK's own zika virus affects 1 in 1000'.

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MPs discussed the terrible burden of CMV infection as part of a Westminster Hall debate on hand hygiene in the NHS.  The debate was held on Weds 13th Jan 2016.  

The debate focussed on the importance of hand hygiene in reducing...

Caroline Star, Chair of CMV Action was invited on to the Afternoon Stretch show on 10th December 2015.  She chatted to hosts Alan and Tina about how her family has been affected by CMV and the simple hygiene precautions that can reduce risks in pregnancy.  We'd like to say a big thank you to Alan and Tina for raising awareness about...

CMV Action was delighted to support the launch of the Handz campaign in parliament on 25th November.  The Handz campaign is a cross-party collaboration, led by by Andrea Jenkyns MP, focussed on promoting good hand hygiene to prevent infection.

Washing hands carefully after coming into contact with small children's bodily fluids is...

On Friday 13th November the Government announced a new ambition to reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths in England by 50% by 2030.  To help meet this committment Trusts will receive a share of £4 government funding to buy high-tech digital equipment and to provide training for staff already working to...

Adult-Toddler

We're kicking off a project on information about CMV for women who work in childcare. Over the next couple of months we're going to speak to some nursery managers and women who work in childcare to explore their concerns and questions about CMV. We'd love to have some examples of best practice so we can demonstrate what CMV awareness and...

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Clemmie was born 3 weeks early while my husband was serving with the British Army in Afghanistan. Up to that point, I’d had a normal pregnancy with no adverse scans or distinctive illness... Read more
It was my first pregnancy and it was all rather exciting, choosing names, all the tiny little clothes, and we’d been so looking forward to having the 20-week scan, desperate to get a... Read more

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