How to reduce the risk of CMV in pregnancy

The best way to reduce the risk of catching CMV during pregnancy is with some simple hygiene measures:

-Wash your hands using soap and hot water – especially after changing nappies, feeding young children or wiping their nose

-Regularly wash toys or other items that get young children’s saliva or urine on them

-Avoid sharing food, cutlery, drinking glasses or dummies with young children

There’s currently no vaccine for CMV.