Encyclopedia > Cytomegalovirus

  Article Content

Cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus, also often labeled CMV, is a type of Herpes virus also known (in humans) as human herpesvirus type 5, or HHV-5. It is in the betaherpesvirinae subfamily of Herpes. The name means "cell very big virus".

CMV especially attacks salivary glands and may also be devastating or even fatal to fetuses. CMV viruses are found in many mammal species, but generally are specific only to that species.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Michael Barrymore

... Barrymore, born 4 May 1952, is a British comedian famous for his variety shows. This article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by fixing it. Earl ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 33 ms