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Human cytomegalovirus. Computer illustration showing the structure of the protein coat (capsid) surrounding a human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) virus particle (virion). HCMV is a member of the herpesvirus family. It has a high infection rate and is a major cause of disease in vulnerable newborns and immunocompromised patients, but does not typically cause disease in healthy adults.
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