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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 
Read more at: Prof Mike Weekes

Prof Mike Weekes

General research description:

Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a ubiquitous herpesvirus that infects 60-90% of individuals. Following primary infection, HCMV establishes a latent infection under the control of a healthy immune system. Reactivation from viral latency to productive infection causes serious disease in immunocompromised individuals, such as transplant recipients and AIDS patients. Congenital CMV affects 1/100 pregnancies, and is the leading viral cause of birth defects.





Read more at: Magdalena Zarowiecki Ph.D., M.Res., M.Sc.

Magdalena Zarowiecki Ph.D., M.Res., M.Sc.