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7/15/2014 – OKLAHOMA CITY, (KFOR) – An Oklahoma mother claims her one-year-old got a horrible case of herpes from a daycare teacher at ChildTime near SW 89th and May.

Consuela Smith says her daughter is in pain day and night.

“She started getting blisters all around her mouth and bleeding.”

Consulea says she immediately took her to the doctor.

“They told me that she had herpes.”

Then Consuela says she contacted the daycare.

“I told her what she had and they told me the worker does have this.”

“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.”

ChildTime corporate offices out of Michigan issued the following statement:

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.

Although Smith is upset, she says she is focused on getting her daughter better and keeping others safe.

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

 

6 comments

  • Billy Hill

    Ninety percent of the population carries Herpes simplex. It’s very contagious and little, if anything, can prevent being infected. Putting the blame on any one person is impossible.

    • Angela

      90%???? That’s crazy! Where on earth do you get your statistics??
      Making up statistics is a horrible way to get your point across!
      I would be pretty ticked if my child contracted anything like that from daycare!!
      If a care provider is sick or has anything contagous, they should stay home.

  • Tim Saint John

    Herpes or cold sores ? because, we then have to look at how ? where was the contact ? a LOT of unanswered questions in this story. Herpes isn’t an airborne virus ya know !?!

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