What is Cytomegalovirus?

  • The cytomegalovirus is a member of the Herpes virus family.
  • The cytomegalovirus was previously known as the Human Herpes Virus 5(HHV5).
  • The cytomegalovirus can remain dormant in the body for a very long time.
  • It is highly contagious via close contact with an infected individual.
  • It can be transmitted very easily via direct contact of bodily fluids (urine, blood, semen, breast milk and vaginal secretions).