Treatments and drugsBy Mayo Clinic staff
There's no cure for CMV, and treatment for the virus generally isn't necessary or recommended for healthy children and adults.
Newborns and people with compromised immune systems, however, do need treatment when they're experiencing symptoms of CMV infection, such as pneumonia. The kind of treatment depends on the symptoms and their severity.
If treatment is needed, it's most often in the form of antiviral drugs. Antiviral drugs slow down the virus reproduction, but can't destroy it. Researchers are studying new medications and vaccines to treat and prevent CMV.
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