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How often do babies infected with herpes died of encephalitis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
85% if untreated: According to recent cdc citations, 85% of neonatal herpes cases die if untreated. Survival with treatment is possible but the incidence of permanent long term disability is high. Encephalitis is one of the many problems involved with nnh.

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