Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

National Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month is observed in June.  CMV is the leading infectious cause of birth defects in the United States. Although CMV is a common virus for people of all ages, it has the most devastating effects on babies. Most healthy adults who have CMV never even show symptoms. However, babies born with CMV can have brain, liver, lung, spleen, and growth problems. The most prevalent chronic problem for babies born with a CMV infection is hearing loss.   

To learn more about CMV, please click the following link to go to the CDC’s webpage on CMV:,infectious%20cause%20of%20birth%20defects.