Rep. Tyler Sirois Presents ‘A Tribute’ to Brevard Skin and Cancer Raising Awareness for Cytomegalovirus

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nearly one in three children are already infected with CMV by age five

WATCH: Representative Tyler Sirois stopped by the Brevard Skin and Cancer Center in Merritt Island to present ‘A Tribute’ by the Florida Academy of Physicians Assistants, raising awareness for Cytomegalovirus.

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Representative Tyler Sirois stopped by the Brevard Skin and Cancer Center in Merritt Island to present ‘A Tribute’ by the Florida Academy of Physicians Assistants, raising awareness for Cytomegalovirus.

In the United States, nearly one in three children are already infected with CMV by age five. Over half of adults have been infected with CMV by age 40.

Once CMV is in a person’s body, it stays there for life and can reactivate.

A person can also be re-infected with a different strain (variety) of the virus. Most people with CMV infection have no symptoms and aren’t aware that they have been infected.

State Representative Tyler Sirois presents ‘A Tribute’ by the Florida Academy of Physicians Assistants to Susan Hammerling with Brevard Skin and Cancer.

People with weakened immune systems who get CMV can have more serious symptoms affecting the eyes, lungs, liver, esophagus, stomach, and intestines.

Babies born with CMV can have brain, liver, spleen, lung, and growth problems.

The most common long-term health problem in babies born with congenital CMV infection is hearing loss, which may be detected soon after birth or may develop later in childhood.

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