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How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

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David Miller
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In brief: Depends

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is itself highly contagious.
However, it rarely causes a problem in a person with an intact immune system. Serious infections occur in fetuses (devastating!) whose moms get CMV while pregnant and in immunocompromised patients (with aids or organ transplant recipients). It is this last group that is most likely to get CMV colitis.

In brief: Depends

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is itself highly contagious.
However, it rarely causes a problem in a person with an intact immune system. Serious infections occur in fetuses (devastating!) whose moms get CMV while pregnant and in immunocompromised patients (with aids or organ transplant recipients). It is this last group that is most likely to get CMV colitis.
David Miller
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In brief: Not easily

The disease is not common but develops in people with weakened immune systems ; standard preventative methods such as avoiding exposure to body fluids and secretions, good washing, etc.
Will minimize risks everyonefor.

In brief: Not easily

The disease is not common but develops in people with weakened immune systems ; standard preventative methods such as avoiding exposure to body fluids and secretions, good washing, etc.
Will minimize risks everyonefor.
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