Research

     

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:

Prevention and Vaccination

Screening for CMV in Pregnancy

Screening babies for CMV

Anti viral treatment for babies born with CMV

Prevalence

Professional Attitudes

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

CMV Action would love to hear from any professionals who are carrying out any practice-based research into the management of CMV.  Please contact info@cmvaction.org.uk

     

Our Stories

July 2018 Our Story – Orla and Cytomegalovirus. On the 2nd July 2018 my wife Hannah went in to labour, it was unremarkable (at least as much as such a thing is) and Orla was born... Read more
March 2011 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... Read more

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