Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

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Cytomegalovirus (pronounced sy-toe-MEG-a-low-vy-rus), or CMV is a common virus that infects people of all ages. Over half of adults by age 40 have been infected with CMV. Most people infected with CMV show no signs or symptoms. When a baby is born with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, it is called congenital CMV. About one out of every 200 babies is born with congenital CMV infection. About one in five babies with congenital CMV infection will have long-term health problems.

Resources for Pregnant Women and Parents

CMV Resources - Pregnant Women / Parents External link icon

For Healthcare Providers

Identifying CMV (PDF)

Congenital CMV and Hearing Loss

2018 Hearing Fact Sheet 7b-508 (PDF)

CDC CMV website

For information please contact Anne Banger, Newborn Hearing Coordinator
Tel: (207) 287-8472
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