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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus is a common virus that is usually harmless. But sometimes it causes problems in babies if you get it during pregnancy.

Symptoms of cytomegalovirus include a high temperature, muscle aches and tiredness. Some people do not get any symptoms.

Cytomegalovirus is passed on through body fluids, such as semen, saliva and blood. Pregnant women can pass it to their baby before or during birth.

If you're pregnant, things you can do to help avoid cytomegalovirus include washing your hands regularly and not sharing cutlery with young children.

Read more on the NHS website.

Symptoms of cytomegalovirus include a high temperature, muscle aches and tiredness. Some people do not get any symptoms.

Symptoms of cytomegalovirus (CMV)

CMV does not usually cause symptoms.

Some people get flu-like symptoms the first time they get CMV, including:

If you do have symptoms, they usually get better without treatment within about 3 weeks.

Read more on the NHS website.

If you're pregnant, things you can do to help avoid cytomegalovirus include washing your hands regularly and not sharing cutlery with young children.

Read more on the NHS website.

Cytomegalovirus is passed on through body fluids, such as semen, saliva and blood. Pregnant women can pass it to their baby before or during birth.

Read more on the NHS website.