Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a herpesvirus infection that can affect many areas of the body including the eyes, brain, and other internal organs. It is similar to the mononucleosis virus. In most people, the virus doesn’t present with any symptoms, but when symptoms do appear, they tend to mimic a flu or cold. In those with weakened immune function, however, the virus can be severe and may even lead to blindness.
With a case of CMV, the virus stays within the body for the rest of one’s life; however, most people aren’t aware that they’ve contracted it at all because it rarely affects healthy people negatively. CMV is so common among adults that roughly 60–90% of all adults have been shown to have the infection at one point or another.Continue reading “What Are The Symptoms Of Cytomegalovirus (CMV)?”