National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

June is National Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month, a crucial time to shed light on this common yet often overlooked virus. CMV is a member of the herpesvirus family and can infect people of all ages. Most individuals with CMV experience no symptoms and remain unaware of the infection, but for pregnant women and their unborn babies, CMV can pose serious risks. Congenital CMV infection can lead to a range of health problems, including hearing loss, vision impairment, developmental delays, and in severe cases, life-threatening conditions. At Chappelle Pharmacy, we are dedicated to raising awareness about CMV, its potential impact, and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Preventing CMV transmission is vital, especially for pregnant women. Simple hygiene practices, such as frequent hand washing, avoiding close contact with young children’s saliva or urine, and not sharing food, utensils, or drinks, can significantly reduce the risk of CMV infection. Regular prenatal care and CMV screening can also help detect and manage the virus early. Chappelle Pharmacy encourages everyone, particularly expectant mothers, to stay informed about CMV. If you have any questions or need more information, our knowledgeable pharmacists are here to assist you. Together, we can increase awareness and work towards a healthier future for all.