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How to get the cytomegalo virus?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Can't avoid it: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is transmitted by saliva, blood, or genital fluids. Over 90% of all people get it, usually in childhood. Most infections cause no symptoms or disease. New infection during pregnancy sometimes causes serious infection of the newborn. Some new CMV infections cause a mono-like illness. Most important, sometimes serious infection if immune deficiency, e.g. AIDS, chemotherapy.

Answered 10/5/2015

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