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What is the full form of CMV


CMV: Cytomegalovirus

CMV stands for Cytomegalovirus. It is a common virus which is usually harmless and infects people of all ages. It is also often transmitted to children before birth. Once it enters into your body, it stays in your body for the rest of your life in a dormant state. Most of the people infected with CMV show no symptoms. It can be diagnosed through blood tests. CMV has a double-stranded DNA and it belongs to the Herpesviridae family.

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It generally spreads through close contact with a person infected with CMV. The infected person can spread it through body fluids like saliva, urine, blood, semen etc. So, avoid glass, utensils or other objects touched or used by an infected person. A healthy person with good immunity does not require any medical treatment for CMV infection. Usually the people who have weak immunity may need medical treatment for CMV infection.

Symptoms

People with CMV infection rarely show any symptom. However, some people may experience mild illness in the beginning that may include:

  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands
  • Eye infection
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stiff Joints

Prevention

  • Wash your hands properly
  • Avoid contact with saliva when you kiss a kid
  • Don't use glass or other utensils used by infected persons
  • Be careful while handling disposable items like diapers, tissues etc.
  • Clean objects that come in contact with child?s saliva, urine etc.
  • Practice safe sex.
  • Don't feed a child with breast milk of an infected mother.

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