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Cytomegalovirus Infection Transmission
Facts about cytomegalovirus infection:
- Cytomegalovirus can be transmitted from one person to another through saliva, blood, urine, tears, semen and breast milk.
- It is not readily spread by casual contact, but requires repeated intimate exposure to spread.
- Once infected, a person probably carries the virus for life. Most of these people have no symptoms.
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