Thank you for supporting Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Your donation this year will go towards research and creating awareness of cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common cause of cerebral palsy. 

Pregnant women with young children are at increased risk of CMV, with toddlers and preschoolers prone to catching and transmitting the virus to their mothers. Congenital CMV can be life-threatening. 

Almost 2000 babies are born with the herpes-like virus every year. Roughly 400 will develop physical or intellectutal disabilities including deafness, blindness, microcephaly (small head and brain), cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Current Australian clinical guidelines don't recommend routinely advising pregnant women about the risks of CMV and how they can protect themselves against it, which is why we need urgent funding to enable us to create urgent awareness and raise critical funds into lowering tranmission.

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