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This transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image depicts numbers of cytomegalovirus (CMV) virions that were present in an unknown tissue sample.
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CMV is one of the herpesviruses. This group of viruses includes the herpes simplex viruses (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which causes chickenpox and shingles, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which causes infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono. CMV is a common infection that is usually harmless. Once CMV is in a person's body, it stays there for life. Among every 100 adults in the United States, 50–80 are infected with CMV by the time they are 40 years old.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Sylvia Whitfield
Creation Date:1986
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Links:CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases; Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Congenital CMV Infection
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