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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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MPs discussed the terrible burden of CMV infection as part of a Westminster Hall debate on hand hygiene in the NHS.  The debate was held on Weds 13th Jan 2016.  

The debate focussed on the importance of hand hygiene in reducing...

Caroline Star, Chair of CMV Action was invited on to the Afternoon Stretch show on 10th December 2015.  She chatted to hosts Alan and Tina about how her family has been affected by CMV and the simple hygiene precautions that can reduce risks in pregnancy.  We'd like to say a big thank you to Alan and Tina for raising awareness about...

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Everything had been going fine with my pregnancy until the 18-week scan. Then I was told I had my dates wrong and they put me back by 5 weeks, originally it was August 15th, now it was... Read more
Charlie
CMV has left four-year-old daughter Charlie facing a future without her hearing. Charlie’s Mum Lindsey had never heard of CMV during either of her pregnancies, yet she contracted the... Read more

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