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More needs to be done says RCM on new report on Cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy
"Today CMV Action has published a report "We need to talk about CMV" . This sets out the latest evidence on congenital CMV, a leading cause of birth defects, and recommends how the burden of disease could be reduced.
Commenting on the report, Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), said:
“This excellent expert report highlights the damage CMV can cause to the unborn baby and the need for health professionals to help improve public knowledge as to how the risk of its transmission can be avoided.“More needs to be done to ensure midwives and others caring for women both before and during pregnancy are equipped to ensure women receive advice about those simple hygiene measures which will help to prevent this virus causing harm to babies.“The RCM is committed to furthering the recommendations of this report and has recently worked with CMV Action to prepare an educational module for midwives.”
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