Mom Issues Warning on Facebook – Kissing Baby Led to Herpes

U.K. mom Claire Henderson took to Facebook to warn other parents about an unlikely danger facing newborns — a simple kiss from a well-meaning visitor. Henderson posted pictures of her month-old daughter Brooke with visible cold sores on her face and around her lips. She says Brooke contracted herpes simplex […] Read more »

How dangerous is herpes when passed to a newborn by the mother?

Question: A baby was born with a sore on its scalp, was tested and discovered it was genital herpes. The mother was not aware she had herpes. Answer: Herpes can be life threatening to a new baby. The first few hours with herpes can be very dangerous. It can cause […] Read more »