Women's knowledge of congenital cytomegalovirus: results from the 2005 HealthStyles survey.

@article{Ross2008WomensKO,
  title={Women's knowledge of congenital cytomegalovirus: results from the 2005 HealthStyles survey.},
  author={Danielle S. Ross and Marcia Victor and Esther Sumartojo and Michael Cannon},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={849-58}
}
BACKGROUND Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is as common a cause of serious disability as Down syndrome and neural tube defects. When acquired prior to or during pregnancy, CMV can be transmitted transplacentally to the fetus, sometimes causing serious temporary symptoms, permanent disabilities, or both to the child. One way to prevent infection before and during pregnancy is through simple hygienic practices, such as handwashing. METHODS This study used the 2005 annual HealthStyles survey, a… CONTINUE READING

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