1 in 150 Children Are Born With Dangerous Virus You’ve Never Heard Of
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Des Moines mother is sending out a warning about a hidden virus that attacked her unborn child. And it’s a virus you've probably never heard of. Amanda Devereaux was excited when she found out she was pregnant with her second child. During her routine 20-week ultrasound, doctors found her daughter, Pippa's brain was about three weeks behind in development. An amniocentesis confirmed Pippa had Cytomegalovirus or CMV. Only about 9 percent of expectant mothers have ever heard about CMV, even though 1 in 150 children are born with the virus.