About CMV

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is in the same family as the herpes virus; 80% of the population are infected. Once you are infected, the virus remains with you for the rest of your life in a dormant (latent) form. The virus can reactivate spontaneously or in conditions where immunity is suppressed, including pregnancy, organ transplant or AIDS.

CMV is spread in saliva, urine and breast milk.