Sep 12, 2017
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is more common than the Zika virus, yet few people know about the irreversible birth defects congenital CMV infection can cause. Jeff Baxter, CEO of VBI Vaccines, talks about the risks CMV poses to pregnant women and their unborn babies. Currently, there is no way to prevent contracting CMV during pregnancy and the irreversible birth defects that can result. Thankfully, VBI Vaccines is currently developing a vaccine to prevent CMV. If successful, this could be given to all adolescent-aged young women as a preventive measure.
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