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  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477566791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477566794
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,495,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am the mother of 16-year-old daughter effected by congenital CMV. I thought I was an informed parent, active in the CMV world of mommies, and even attended a CDC meeting about CMV. Yet, here I am in awe and renewed in my enthusiasm to teach others about this stealth virus.

This book makes sense out of decades (plus centuries) of research and experiences with CMV in a way non-physicians/scientists can understand. The prologue alone is worth the read. It literally stopped me dead in my tracks.

Highly recommend this book to all practitioners and mothers-to-be. Thinking of a gift to give your OB/GYN at your first appointment??? This is it.

Well done, Prof Griffiths!
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I have been waiting two decades for someone to write a book about the cytomrgalovirus, so I had some high expectations going into this book, and was afraid nothing could live up to my hopes. Dr. Griffiths delivered a book dense with medical information, yet managed to make it accessible and very interesting. All the individual case stories hooked me. The book could have been a boring text book, but instead read more like a mystery with detectives hunting down the clues to catch a killer. Congenital CMV is the leading cause of disabilities in children - more common than Down syndrome, spina bifida, drugs and alcohol, yet no one seems to have heard of it. As the mother of a child who is totally deaf, has a complex vision loss, cognitive impairment, autism, neuro-muscular damage and respiratory illness all causes by this virus, I am so very grateful to Dr. Griffiths for finally bringing knowledge of CMV to the public.
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I too am a mother of a child affected by congenital CMV (infected in utero and present at birth.) As a parent to this special needs child, my desire to understand what caused the irreparable damage to my baby's brain and other organs is overwhelming. However, the whole concept of how a virus works and how it functions and how it damages the human body has always eluded me. I was so confused about CMV. Out of all the literature I have read, and there have been volumes but mostly very technical in nature, "The Stealth Virus" has given me the most clear and in depth explanation of the virus and it has given me a much better understanding of where the virus started, how it has progressed through the ages, how it causes damage and why it has been so "secretive" all these years. This book presents its message in a very clear and interesting manner. I really liked the way the author uses stories of real people, including the Pope, who are affected by this virus. I also like the human stories related to the researchers who have diligently worked to find more information about this virus, who are still working toward making a vaccine to halt its damage and who have regularly run into snags and numerous dead ends along the way.

Babies infected CMV at birth (congenital CMV) is much more common than is made aware to the public. I really hope this book sheds some light on this devastating problem. Along with foundations like STOPCMV.org who spread the word to the public about CMV, I would love to see this disease eradicated like we have done with so many others.
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Dr. Griffiths has painted the picture of this violent but "intelligent" virus vividly and expertly. This book is a must read for everyone in the medical field. Only when this virus is fully respected and understood can we even hope to make real progress toward eradicating it altogether.

I volunteer as much of my time as possible working to Stop CMV ([...]) so that more families don't endure what I and my family have been challenged with for the last 17 years. Fortunately, CMV has not, yet, taken my daughter as it has done to innumerable families around the globe.

(The following text was copied directly from the Centers for Disease Control website: [...])
CMV is the most common congenital (present at birth) viral infection in the U.S. Each year, about 5,500 (1 in 750) children in this country are born with or develop disabilities that result from congenital CMV infection. More children have disabilities due to this disease than other well-known congenital infections and syndromes, including Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, spina bifida, and pediatric HIV/AIDS.
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The prologue made me giggle madly out loud a few times, the background material is inspiring and the case studies are really moving. It is a very well written page-turner and the insight into medical research is enlightening. I think it should be required reading for all virology students. Thank you so much for writing it.
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