Cytomegalovirus CMV

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Cytomegalovirus and its Statistics

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV is a STD and virus part of the herpesvirus family. Throughout the United States nearly 50% of all young adults will become infected. By the time they are 40 years old 80% would have been infected.

CMV can spread through saliva, urine, cervical secretions, semen, and bodily fluids. CMV can affect your children with blindness and mental retardation, later in life.

Cytomegalovirus Symptoms

  • In healthy people Cytomegalovirus has no symptoms because of the individuals healthy immune system.
  • Children are at a higher risk of infection because their immune system is weaker than adults.

When there are symptoms...

  • Most commonly people may experience swollen lymph glands.
  • At worst people may experience occasional fatigue/fever.

Treatments and Cures

Unfortunately, there is no cure for Cytomegalovirus. Treatments for CMV are not necessary or recommended for healthy children and adults. However, newborns and people with compromised immune systems may need to receive varying degrees of treatment.