Treatments and drugs

By 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, need treatment when they're having 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 the virus reproduction, but can't cure it. Researchers are studying new medications and vaccines to treat and prevent CMV.

April 04, 2014