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91% of women do not know about CMV

What is CMV?

Congenital Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is the most common viral infection, and the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss, that infants are born with in the United States. Every pregnant woman is at risk of acquiring CMV. And only 9% of women know about it.

CMV is common, serious, and preventable.

1 out of 3

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pregnant women who become infected with CMV will pass the virus to their unborn child

1 Child

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 is permanently disabled by congenital CMV every hour

1 in 200

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children are born with congenital CMV each year


There are simple and effective prevention measures you and your loved ones can take to mitigate the risk of CMV transmission during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about CMV.

5 Simple Tips to Help Prevent CMV

Don't Share

do not share food, utensils, drinks or straws

no pacifier

do not put a pacifier in your mouth

avoid saliva

avoid contact with saliva when kissing a child

no toothbrush sharing

do not share a toothbrush

wash hands

wash your hands

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