'We Need to Talk about CMV,' RCPCH responds

     
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'We Need to Talk about CMV,' RCPCH responds

Great to see that the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have publicised 'We need to talk about CMV' to their members and put out a supportive statement

“This report aims to raise awareness of CMV infection and provide women, their families, and healthcare professionals with information about simple steps to safeguard their health”.

http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news/we-need-talk-about-cmv-rcpch-responds

In response to the launch of the ‘We Need to Talk about CMV’ report, Professor Neena Modi, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said:

“Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is common and while in most of us it causes no serious effects it can sometimes cause devastating problems if a woman is infected for the first time when she is pregnant. A small proportion of babies infected before they are born, amounting to around 1000 infants each year in the UK, are stillborn or develop serious problems, ranging from hearing loss, to cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Only about 14% of British women have heard about CMV infection.

“This report aims to raise awareness of CMV infection and provide women, their families, and healthcare professionals with information about simple steps to safeguard their health”.

To read a copy of the report or to find out more about CMV, visit CMV Action's website.

Last published on 30 June 2015
     

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