Mom Says 1-Year-Old Contracted Herpes From Preschool Teacher

July 15, 2014  |  

An Oklahoma City mother is heartbroken after learning that her one-year-old daughter contracted the Herpes virus.

“She started getting blisters all around her mouth. They started bleeding,” Consuela Smith told KFOR 4.

After taking her to see a physician, Consuela learned that her baby contracted herpes.

“They told me she has herpes,” she continued. “I was hurt. I felt sad as a parent and I felt like I let her down.

“It’s nasty.  A one year old walking around with Herpes.”

After contacting the ChildTime Preschool, which is where both of her children were enrolled, Consuela says that she was told that a daycare worker has herpes.

“Herpetic stomatitis is basically when you have multiple cold sores in your mouth,” medical doctor Ryan Brown from OU Children’s explained. “Cold sores are normally caused by herpes simplex one virus. They are very easily spread, by touching and rubbing something else or saliva.”

The ChildTime corporate office in Michigan released the following statement regarding the incident:

“Our children’s well-being is of the utmost importance to us. We have strict policies and procedures to ensure we meet or exceed regulatory guidelines on health and safety. We take every precaution to prevent the spread of germs or illness, and investigate any reported concerns.”

This is so unfortunate.

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