Cytomegalovirus

By Greg Tennant

Symptoms

-Fever

-Rash

-Hives

-Sore throat

-Fatigue

Treatment

It is treated using powerful antiviral drugs. It can only be treated to stump it from causes disease. Most patients recover in 4-6 weeks without medication. It consists of two phases: induction therapy and maintenance. Induction therapy is meant to treat the disease and usually takes two or three weeks. Maintenance therapy is intended to prevent the virus from causing disease again in the future.

Statistics

-Cmv is the most common viral infection that infants are born with in the U.S.

-80% of the babies have no symptoms

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