Presentations and Lectures
At the first Conference on Congenital CMV infection in Orvieto, Italy, 2006, Dr. Michael Cannon from the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia discussed the need for promoting education about prevention of congenital CMV infection during pregnancy. Women receive medical knowledge from health providers and clinics. This helps to identify the best places to disseminate important information about prevention by handwashing and avoidance of shared utensils. The next steps would include developing consumer-based prevention messages and materials for testing with focus groups. View video of the complete opening lecture, “The Burden of Congenital CMV Disease”, captioned in English in Windows Media Player or Quicktime.
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Click here to view images of Congenital CMV infections at the uterine interface.
Click here view a diagram illustrating Congenital CMV transmission of prenatal infections and birth defects in symptomatic and asymptomatic children from the article Insights into viral transmission at the uterine–placental interface.