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I saw a little girl with cold sores. How did this child get herpes?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Dozens of ways

Herpes simplex is a very common virus and the little girl may have gotten it from mom or dad, from other relatives or friends or her playmates.
Easy to transmit, impossible to get rid of once you have it, although in many people episodes of clinical symptoms are minimized with time.

In brief: Dozens of ways

Herpes simplex is a very common virus and the little girl may have gotten it from mom or dad, from other relatives or friends or her playmates.
Easy to transmit, impossible to get rid of once you have it, although in many people episodes of clinical symptoms are minimized with time.
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