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Will hygiene improve the chances of avoiding cytomegalovirus infections?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: May be

By age 22 you probably already have been infected with cmv.
If you are so inclined, you could get tested to see if you have been exposed to the virus. CMV is ubiquitous and harmless in healthy people.

In brief: May be

By age 22 you probably already have been infected with cmv.
If you are so inclined, you could get tested to see if you have been exposed to the virus. CMV is ubiquitous and harmless in healthy people.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Yes

Good hygiene including hand washing is important in reducing the transmission of pathogens like cytomegalovirus.
The good news is that this virus is so common that most people have antibodies against it. Patients with compromised immune systems can be more susceptible, so good hygiene is very important.

In brief: Yes

Good hygiene including hand washing is important in reducing the transmission of pathogens like cytomegalovirus.
The good news is that this virus is so common that most people have antibodies against it. Patients with compromised immune systems can be more susceptible, so good hygiene is very important.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Thank
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