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Cytomegaloviral disease (CMV) is a viral infection caused by the cytomegalovirus (CMV). It is a member of the herpes virus family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. CMV can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe, depending on the person's age and health status. Symptoms can include fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and muscle aches. In some cases, CMV can cause serious complications, such as pneumonia, encephalitis, and organ failure. CMV is usually spread through contact with bodily fluids, such as saliva, urine, and blood. It can also be spread through sexual contact, blood transfusions, and organ transplants. Treatment for CMV is usually supportive, and may include antiviral medications and other supportive care.
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