Monday, October 29, 2012

Pregnant women: Don't share food or mouth kisses

I'm at the conference now listening to scientists from all over the world about their CMV research. It appears that pregnant women are more likely to contract CMV if they are sharing mouth kisses and food. Although careful handling of saliva through hand washing is important, it's more important to remember to kiss your child on the cheek rather on the mouth. The virus doesn't not live long outside of the body.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am so happy to see this research! It has been my belief since I was told my son had congenital CMV 2 years ago since my daughter, who was a preschooler when I was pregnant, often kisses on the mouth and my hands are ruined from frequent hand washing.

Kate Daly
Congenital CMV Association of Australia