Sunday, July 3, 2011

CMV Legislation

There is some FANTASTIC news on the CMV awareness front.  The grassroots effort to raise awareness of CMV for everyone - and especially women of childbearing age - was in the national spotlight!

On June 23, 2011 the United States Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution #215.  To say that a lot of hard work went into this is an understatement and I'd love to thank the ladies of StopCMV.org and everyone else who made this happen.  I'd also like to thank Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD] for sponsoring and Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] for co-sponsoring this resolution all our members of our 112th Congress who took the time to understand the effects of CMV, ask questions, read the citations and pass the resolution.

Senate Resolution #215 calls attention to CMV in a more public way and specifically calls out two actions:

1.)  Designates the month of June as National Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month in order to raise awareness to the dangers of CMV and reduce the occurrence of congenital CMV infection; and
2.)  Recommends that more effort be taken to counsel women of childbearing age of the effect this virus can have on their children.

The hope of so many families effected by CMV is that we can raise awareness on CMV so that others can prevent CMV from changing their lives.  Having S. Res. 215 takes us one step closer to that reality!

1 Comments from readers:

The Mom-Mom said...

This is wonderful news. I am sure you and Chris are elated to no end. You see....prayers do get answered.