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Cytomegalovirus (CMV), is a genus of Herpes viruses; in humans the species is known as Human herpesvirus 5 (HHV-5). It belongs to the Betaherpesvirinae subfamily of Herpesviridae. 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.


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