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Sharon Wood, our Project Manager, attended the ECCI Conference on the island of San Servolo, in the beautiful city of Venice from 24th-26th April 2016.

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The Bounty Health Journal highlights the joint CMV Action and Royal College of Midwives educational online module on CMV.  Aimed at midwives it sets out important public health messages that are designed to help to prevent the impact of the CMV virus.

 

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Last year we launched the I-learn module for midwives. This short training module has been developed in response to requests from midwives for more information about congenital CMV. It sets out the facts about CMV and key areas where midwives can play a major role in reducing the impact of this virus. 

It is proving to be very...

Researchers say it’s most dangerous when contracted by a pregnant woman who then spreads it to her unborn child.

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Researchers have found that a CMV-based vaccine might also be effective against Ebola. Another reason why we need to see more research into how CMV infects the body.

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Scientists investigate how viruses like Zika cause birth defects

This US article published earlier in the month tells the story of how CMV passes from pregnant woman to unborn baby and affects a fetus's brain. It really is a very cunning...

A new UK research project "Reducing Acquisition of CMV through antenatal Education" (RACE-FIT)" has been launched to assess an educational intervention to prevent cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy.
 
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common infection to be contracted before birth (a...

UK's answer to Zika: Most Brits ALREADY infected with separate head-shrinking virus

A SEXUALLY transmitted head shrinking virus like Zika has already spread “everywhere” and a majority of adults in the UK are clueless that they have it.

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Dear supporters,

 We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy New Year and to update you on what CMV Action has been up to towards the end of 2015.

Research and Policy

We’ve spent the past few months getting out and about talking about CMV.  We had a stand at the Royal College of...

We were very pleased to see an article in the Scottish Sun on Feb 2nd 2016.  The article talked of the "fight to raise awareness of the devestating CMV virus".  It highlighted comparisons with the zika virus: 'UK's own zika virus affects 1 in 1000'.

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