What is CMV?

     

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CMV, or Cytomegalovirus, is a common virus that can infect people of all ages. Once CMV is in a person’s body, it stays there for life. Most healthy adults and...
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You can’t catch CMV from simply being in the same room as someone with the virus. It is spread through bodily fluids, so the chance of catching it through...
Without a vaccine against CMV, reducing the risks of transmission is the most important thing that we can all do. This section explains the simple hygiene...
Diagnosis of CMV infection during pregnancy usually follows an abnormal scan or test. This can be confusing and stressful. However, it does not necessarily...
Diagnosis of CMV infection during pregnancy usually follows an abnormal scan or test. This can be confusing and stressful. However, it does not necessarily...
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Treatment for babies and children affected by congenital CMV will depend on many factors, including whether they have symptoms at birth, how serious these...
Treatment for babies and children affected by congenital CMV will depend on many factors, including whether they have symptoms at birth, how serious these...
     

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Written by her grandmother Jan – now a Trustee of CMV Action. 16th July 2012. That day changed our lives.   James (my son) and Lucy were expecting their first child, a girl. It... Read more
Noah was born on 30th January 2009 after a fairly unremarkable pregnancy and a fairly normal delivery (even with the cord round his neck!) He failed his newborn hearing screening test... Read more

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