June is National CMV Awareness month
The National CMV Foundation brings public awareness to congenital CMV as a public health priority through the Stop CMV Hands campaign. CMV is the most common viral infection and leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss that infants are born with in the United States. Every pregnant woman is at risk of acquiring CMV and only 9% of women know about it.
Duke clinical and laboratory research teams of Drs. Geeta Swamy, Brenna Hughes, and Sallie Permar raise their hands together with the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics to show their commitment to STOP CMV.