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What is cytomegalovirus?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: CMV cytomegalovirus

CMV is a common virus that is part of the family of herpes viruses.
It infects most people at some point in their lives. It can be spread to children through body fluids like saliva, tears, urine, blood, and even breast milk. It is often transmitted during diaper changes, while bathing, and during other close contact. Teenagers and adults transmit the virus through kissing and sexual intercourse.

In brief: CMV cytomegalovirus

CMV is a common virus that is part of the family of herpes viruses.
It infects most people at some point in their lives. It can be spread to children through body fluids like saliva, tears, urine, blood, and even breast milk. It is often transmitted during diaper changes, while bathing, and during other close contact. Teenagers and adults transmit the virus through kissing and sexual intercourse.
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