A very common viral infection in children
Probably several weeks to months. Once a person is infected, the virus is shed intermittently in the saliva and urine for the rest of that person’s life. Up to 70% and usually 30% to 40% of normal children aged 1 to 3 years in group care settings excrete CMV in their saliva and urine, respectively. Nearly everyone is infected with CMV during their lifetime.
Yes, when all the following criteria are met:
When exclusion criteria are resolved, the child is able to participate, and staff members determine they can care for the child without compromising their ability to care for the health and safety of the other children in the group
To alert health professionals responsible for the health assessment of staff members of childbearing age about the need of their patient to be counseled about CMV risk, early education/child care...