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How easy is it to catch cytomegalovirus (cmv) from taking care of an infected baby?
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not that easy
Infants/children with CMV shed the virus (sometimes for months) in their body fluids such as urine and saliva.
You need to have direct contact with these fluids to become infected. Less than one in five parents whose children have CMV become infected over the course of a year. If you have already been infected with CMV yourself, you cannot get re-infected.

In brief: Not that easy
Infants/children with CMV shed the virus (sometimes for months) in their body fluids such as urine and saliva.
You need to have direct contact with these fluids to become infected. Less than one in five parents whose children have CMV become infected over the course of a year. If you have already been infected with CMV yourself, you cannot get re-infected.
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