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We need to talk about CMV (CytoMegaloVirus).

Griffiths, P G; Hollins Martin, Caroline J; Kilby, M

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P G Griffiths

M Kilby



Abstract

Around 1 in 5 babies born with cytomegalovirus,
or CMV, will suffer serious consequences such
as hearing loss, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Not
only does this put a huge strain on the families
affected, but also on the NHS.
Currently pregnant women receive no advice
about reducing their risk of infection. Educating
the general public, as well as health care
professionals, is fundamental to winning the
fight against CMV. Through education, we can
help babies receive an earlier diagnosis which
will allow the opportunity for treatment. More
research is also needed to develop an effective
CMV vaccine.

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date 2015-06
Deposit Date Jul 24, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jul 24, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Nursing; midwifery; education;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/8884
Publisher URL http://cmvaction.org.uk/sites/default/files/we_need_to_talk_about_cmv_2.pdf
Contract Date Jul 24, 2015

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