I had never heard of CMV. Now I know that 1 in 150 babies born are infected with the congenital CMV infection. About 1 in 5 children born with the infection will develop permanent problems such as hearing or vision loss, mental or developmental disabilities, seizures, and death, in rare cases.
My daughter, Brielle, is one of those children.
If you would like to learn more about CMV (cytomegalovirus), the virus that affected Brielle....
Visit one of the following websites:
- The CDC website
- The StopCMV website
- The CMV Foundation website
And while you're out there, check out our story featured on the StopCMV website!
You can also read some of my favorite books related to CMV:
- Anything But a Dog! The Perfect Pet for Girl with Congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus) -
From Amazon.com description: This memoir is the story of a mother’s humorous and moving search for one pet to suit
two very different daughters-one a tomboy, the other mentally and physically
disabled from the # 1 birth defects virus, congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus).
- The Stealth Virus - The prologue alone, available to read on Amazon, is a chilling story of the virus written from the perspective of the virus itself!
From Amazon.com description: This book brings medical virology to life. Professor Griffiths uses his experience and stories of real patients to
demonstrate how cytomegalovirus has avoided detection and treatment for so long.
If you have any specific questions about CMV, please do not hesitate to contact me directly! If I don't know the answer, I might be able to find it for you!