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CMV Infection

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by Sieve V

(Cytomegalovirus)

 

Symptoms

The virus does not cause any symptoms when it is inactive. The virus may be activated because of stressful situations, medication, illness, or reduced immunity. Symptoms of the activated virus include:
People with suppressed or impaired immune systems can also develop:
 

Prevention

While there is no definitive way to prevent CMV, but there are some measures that can decrease your chance of the infection:
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Properly dispose of diapers.
  • Do not share glasses or eating utensils.
  • Avoiding intimate contact with people known to have the CMV infection.
  • Practice safe sex.
 

RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Preventio
http://www.cdc.gov

Infectious Diseases Society of America
http://www.idsociety.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Herpes Guide
http://www.herpesguide.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

 

References


Cytomegalovirus. American Association of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/cytomegalovirus.html. Updated July 2013. Accessed June 19, 2014.


Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 16, 2014. Accessed June 19, 2014.


Cytomegalovirus and congenital CMV infection. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/cmv/index.html. Updated July 28, 2010. Accessed June 19, 2014.

 

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