You can love and kiss all the lovely and chubby children you meet but next time, stop before you intend to kiss a child's lips. Because you never know which bacteria or viruses will move from you to your newborn.
According to Asiaone, on July 18, a couple from Iowa, USA announced on Facebook that Mariana Sifrit's daughter, 18 days old, was infected with the HVS-1 virus , injuring her face. lips, around the eyes), oral mucosal ulcers, eye damage: corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis (red eye).
Baby Mariana was born on July 1 after a hard pregnancy and gave birth to her mother's success. But on July 7, the same day Shane and Nicole Sifrit celebrated their wedding, they found Mariana's skin blurred, she stopped feeding and slowly woke up.
Happy days quickly turn into a nightmare for them when the couple leaves the party and takes the child to the hospital to check. The baby is diagnosed with a life-threatening virus infection.
It is thought that Mariana may have contracted a virus from a person with herpes virus when they kissed her. Both parents have negative results for HVS-1.
Baby Mariana at birth and during treatment a few days later.(Photos posted by his family on Facebook).
The girl had undergone six blood transfusions within 48 hours at the hospital but had no results because her condition had deteriorated rapidly. Her kidneys began to fail to function and needed dialysis while the liver was damaged, leading to internal bleeding.
On July 10, Mariana had to fly by helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospital, where expert groups tried to stop the fatal spread.
On July 17, Nicole updated her daughter's condition, saying that her brain was weak, her lungs and heart did not function.
A fundraising campaign was also started by her mother's friends to help the couple treat their children, including the cost of $ 16,000 to travel between the two hospitals.
But on July 18, the baby died in the arms of his parents.
Mariana's story is not the first time.
In 2015, a mother shared a picture of her newborn baby. The baby has a cold sore after being kissed by a visitor (who already carries the virus).
In 2008 and 2009, similar cases were reported.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), HSV-1 is a very powerful infectious disease that is mainly transmitted by mouth , while genital herpes may be due to direct contact through sex. oral sex.
Viral infections can sometimes develop into meningitis. This is an inflammation of the protective membrane of the brain and spinal cord. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infants under 1 month of age who are diagnosed with viral meningitis are at high risk of death.