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How are cytomegalovirus infections transmitted?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
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In brief: All over

The CMV virus is ubiquitous.

In brief: All over

The CMV virus is ubiquitous.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Yes

It is transmitted most often by mouth-to-mouth kissing.
Most people have already met CMV (and thus you cannot make them sick again), and many continue to shed the organism on and off for the rest of their lives. Pope john paul ii and others have caught CMV from transfused blood, a known minor risk; it's not life-threatening to reasonably healthy folks.

In brief: Yes

It is transmitted most often by mouth-to-mouth kissing.
Most people have already met CMV (and thus you cannot make them sick again), and many continue to shed the organism on and off for the rest of their lives. Pope john paul ii and others have caught CMV from transfused blood, a known minor risk; it's not life-threatening to reasonably healthy folks.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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