Recommendation 1

     

Risk reduction advice should be routinely given to pregnant women.Recommendation 1

The best way to reduce the future cost burden of cCMV is by fewer babies being born with the infection. This is why it is vital midwives and GPs are educated to advise pregnant women of the simple hygiene measures to reduce the risk of infection. Lower rates of cCMV infection have been 

There is a long history of evidence that educational interventions can prevent congenital diseases. For example, efforts aimed at preventing foetal alcohol syndrome have reduced maternal alcohol consumption in pregnancy, pre-natal vitamin and folic acid supplementation have lowered rates of neural tube defects, and antiviral use in pregnancy has been shown to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV. reported in countries where risk reduction advice is routinely given. Despite this, information aboutavoidance of CMV infection is not routinely provided by the NHS. 

We also know that pregnant women are a highly motivated group who are more likely to follow CMV preventative measures than non-pregnant women and that women of childbearing age in the UK want to know more about CMV

 

     

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