A simple kiss killed a child at the age of 12 days:
With a broken heart the mother of little baby threw a warning to all the people via Facebook to stop kissing babies that are not yours.
After welcoming the little girl by their parents in Texas on 26 July, the little princess Emersion Faye died in less than two weeks after being contaminated by a virus called herpes simplex coming from someone’s kiss.
The mum of the little angel said that “ my girl died by the HSV-1 commonly known by the herpes simplex or the cold sore virus and this because of the weak immune system of the infant.
The herpes can seem almost common. However, this viral infection can have very serious consequences on the children who are welcomed, hence the importance of careful prevention and accompaniment by professionals.
Herpes is a viral infection caused by herpes simplex. It is traditionally classified in two categories:
- Herpes type 1 (HSV-1), which circulates most commonly in the child’s home and whose most famous manifestation is the cold sore.
- Herpes type 2 (HSV-2), sexually transmissible, is most often contracted by infants via their mothers, during childbirth. If herpes is widespread and often harmless (80% of children are exposed before the age of 5). Infants under 3 months of age or some at-risk children (with atopic eczema or immune deficiency) are more likely to develop severe forms of herpes.
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