What is Cytomegalovirus?
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus found found throughout the world and is spread through close contact with body fluids. CMV is related to the viruses that cause chickenpox and infectious mononucleosis (mono). It is estimated that between 50 and 80 percent of adults in the United States have had a CMV infection by age 40. Once CMV is in a person’s body, it stays there for life.
Most people who contract the virus don’t get sick and have no idea they’ve been infected. But infection with the virus can be serious in babies and people with weak immune systems. If a woman gets CMV when she is pregnant, she can pass it on to her baby. Usually the babies do not have health problems. But some babies can develop lifelong disabilities.
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