March 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Andy Jones

Meet Andy Jones, our Community Alliance Chair from Alabama. Alex is a lawyer by day and when he's not working, he's advocating for CMV education in memory of his son, Ross, and enjoying nature with his wife and two daughters.

Help Childcare Providers Fight CMV

Author: Lisa Saunders I'm a former licensed childcare provider who, like many across the United States, had never heard of my occupational risk for CMV, the #1 viral cause of birth defects. CMV is often found in child care centers. I was unaware that cytomegalovirus (CMV) was an occupational risk for daycare educators when I became a licensed home daycare provider in Maryland in 1987. I didn’t know that CMV could devastate my pregnancy with Elizabeth, who was born severely disabled by congenital CMV in 1989.