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18-Day-old baby dies after contracting a virus in a kiss

18-Day-old baby dies after contracting a virus in a kiss

A baby of only 18 days died this week in the state of Iowa, in the United States after having contracted a severe type of meningitis (meningoencephalitis). According to international media, the baby Mariana would have contracted the virus after receiving a kiss from someone who had a mouth sore.

Mariana's mother, Nicole Reese told in her Facebook profile that her daughter had been born healthy on July 1. On July 7, she and her husband realized that the girl did not wake up. The parents then took her to the hospital and the doctors said she had contracted the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).

This virus is usually associated with infections of the lips, mouth and face.

HSV1 often causes sores (lesions) on the lips and inside the mouth, such as thrush, or infection of the eye (most commonly in children). This is the most common herpes simplex virus and many people have first contact with this virus in childhood. conjunctiva and cornea) and can also lead to infection in the lining of the brain (meningoencephalitis). It can be transmitted through contact with infected saliva.

To the international press, Nicole explained that somebody possibly gave Mariana a kiss and she put her hand to her mouth. To check if the virus could not have come from the parents, the doctors performed tests. On her Facebook account, her mother wrote: "Our Princess Mariana Reese Sifrit won angel wings and went to rest this morning. She was on Daddy's lap, with Mommy on her side "In just 18 days, she has transformed our lives.We now expect her story to save other babies."


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