Pregnant women are not routinely warned about their risk of contracting CMV and passing it onto their babies - but they should be.
Approximately six infants in every 1,000 live births will have a congenital-CMV infection.
Most babies born with congenital-CMV are not affected in the long term, but for some the virus and can cause permanent disability, including hearing and vision loss, developmental delays, intracranial calcification, microcephaly (small head and brain), cerebral palsy and epilepsy. In rare cases the infection can be fatal.
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