A viral infection that, when contracted by a pregnant woman, can result in severe newborn illness, and sometimes lead to chronic disabilities such as mental retardation, vision and hearing loss.
A virus related to the herpes family found in the lung, liver, blood, bowel, brain and eyes. Symptoms: May produce no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms; Infections can produce hepatitis, pneumonia, retinitis, colitis and/or encephalitis.
Virus that may lie dormant for many years in patients who were infected in the past. Frequently causes infection in transplant patients. Probably mostly transferred by oral contact, but can also be transferred by blood products. Drugs to prevent or treat the infection exist