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Is herpes always sexually transmitted and can it affect children under ten?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Site matters
Newborns can acquire herpes during their transit thru a contaminated birth canal.
When it happens it can trigger a devastating encephalitis or death.The germ can also cause cold sores that can affect people at almost any age.The herpes type can be the same or differ from the one most often thought of as a STI. Any genital herpes in kids should be considered sexual abuse unless proven otherwise

In brief: Site matters
Newborns can acquire herpes during their transit thru a contaminated birth canal.
When it happens it can trigger a devastating encephalitis or death.The germ can also cause cold sores that can affect people at almost any age.The herpes type can be the same or differ from the one most often thought of as a STI. Any genital herpes in kids should be considered sexual abuse unless proven otherwise
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: No and yes
The answers to your two questions are: no and yes.

In brief: No and yes
The answers to your two questions are: no and yes.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
Thank
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