Practice Update

Cytomegalovirus

Posted on April 7, 2017 - 9:28am
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Cytomegalovirus or CMV is a common type of herpes virus that is passed between healthy children and adults.

In rare cases, it can cause complications for an unborn baby. Most recently CMV has been a hot topic in the media urging that pregnant women be well informed about pre-pregnancy screening and prevention.

This CMV Pregnancy Factsheet published by NSW Health and updated in 2017 is a guide to understanding CMV, it’s origins and reducing exposure risks.

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Factsheets/cmv.pdf

CMV is not a notifiable disease in Australia. Currently, there is no licensed vaccine in Australia for CMV, but vaccine trials are underway.


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CMV   Cytomegalovirus   Virus  
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