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i am a 17 year old female, and i was born with cmv virus. i havent felt well lately, and was wondering if cmv can relaspe the first time 17 years later?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: CMV is a common ailment that most adults will have had in childhood. You heal, develop antibodies and suffer no further issues with it. If you have a medical condition or treatments that weaken your immune system, like cancer or chemo, you might see an awakening of this or other agents.

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