The PMG Awareness Organization is proud to announce it’s partnership with The National CMV Foundation!
The National CMV Foundation works to inform and educate others on specific prevention measures to protect against the risk of CMV, or Cytomegalovirus infection. Congenital CMV is the most common viral infection that infants are born with in the United States, occurring in about 1 in 200 births. Because CMV is a silent disease – meaning most people who are infected have no signs of symptoms (asymptomatic) – the mother is likely unaware she has CMV during her pregnancy. Babies born with CMV may have birth defects and/or experience a vast range of developmental disabilities, which in several cases, can include Polymicrogyria.
National CMV Foundation Key Objectives:
*Empowering women, parents, families and local community networks through grassroots engagement to facilitate conversation and champion the cause.
*Delivering consistent, clear messaging and evidence-based data that aids in prevention, educates the public and increases its understanding of congenital CMV.
*Influencing CMV research priorities regarding CMV prevention, treatment and intervention.
*Advocating for a CMV vaccine.
The PMGA and National CMV Foundation are excited to collaborate as we move forward towards our mutual goals to educate, advocate and support those affected by both CMV and PMG.
Click the link above to learn more about the National CMV Foundation!