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National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month


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Congenital Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is the most common viral infection, and the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss, that infants are born with in the United States. Every pregnant woman is at risk of acquiring CMV. And only 9% of women know about it.

5 simple tips to help prevent CMV:

  1. Do not share food, utensils, drinks or straws

  2. Do not put a pacifier in your mouth

  3. Avoid contact with saliva when kissing a child

  4. Do not share a toothbrush

  5. Wash your hands

CMV is common, serious, and preventable. There are simple and effective prevention measures you and your loved ones can take to mitigate the risk of CMV transmission during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about CMV.

National CMV Foundation 
P.O. Box 18322
Tampa, FL 33679 
(813) 207-0017 
june@nationalcmv.org 
www.nationalcmv.org 
Materials available 
Contact: Kristen Spytek

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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