Virus

HPV

Human papilloma virus.

Sexually transmitted virus that can cause genital warts in men and women and that sometimes leads to cervical dysplasia in women.

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CMV (Cytomegalovirus)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that causes infections that often pass unnoticed. 

A cytomegalovirus infection in pregnant women can cause damage to the fetus.

This is the most common congenital fetal infection in industrialized countries.

In early pregnancy the physician will perform a blood test to check whether or not you have already had the virus.

In non-immunized pregnant women, the risk of infection is increased by the fact of having a toddler, working at a daycare center or with the elderly and/or immunosuppressed.

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Diarrhea

I am suffering from diarrhea and/or vomiting, what should I do?

Gastroenteritis, "gastric flu", typically lasts 24-72 hours.
It is mainly caused by viruses.

These viruses are mostly not dangerous to the fetus, but you can consult your family physician.

Practical advice:

  • Drink lots of fluids (water, herbal tea, broth)
  • Eat rice/carrots/bananas

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