Start testing for CMV virus during pregnancy

Start testing for CMV virus during pregnancy

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Lea Davies started this petition to NHS

CMV is the most common infection passed from mother to unborn baby.

The majority of babies born with congenital CMV will not have any symptoms at birth and will not suffer any long term problems. However, two or three babies are affected by the CMV virus every day in the UK – almost 1000 babies every year. Congenital CMV is more common than Down's Syndrome and causes more birth defects and childhood deaths than Toxoplasmosis (from cat poo) or Listeriosis (from soft cheese).

Some children will be born with obvious symptoms of congenital CMV such as a small head size (microcephaly), little red spots (petechiae), jaundice, enlarged liver and spleen, hearing loss or calcium deposits in the brain. Some of these children will go on to develop other problems such as cerebral palsy, seizures, ADHD, autism, developmental differences and learning delays or visual impairment.

CMV virus is currently not being tested for in pregnancies, Let’s start testing for a virus that is No.1 cause for newborn sight and hearing loss. 

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CMV is currentlhttps://cmvaction.org.uk/what-cmv/basics-about-virus

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