“I’m so completely in love with the military, so [I thought] I’m gonna go there,” she said. “I was 21 and I arrived in Japan in February of ’47; the occupation was only a year and-a-half old.”
The news media have been full of the threat to unborn children from an infection with the Zika virus. Yet, there exists a common virus that presents a far more serious threat to a fetus. That virus is called cytomegalovirus, or CMV. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of all Americans will have contracted this illness by age 40. There is no cure and the illness can reactivate at any time.