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Could my baby(6 months old)get infected of herpes encephalitis from her cousin( 4 months old) only to with her?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Transmitted at birth

It is most likely the 4m cousin acquired the germ from her mother during direct contact during labor or delivery.
The germ transfers to baby & sets up in the system, gaining access to the blood & then moving to the brain. It is unlikely that your child could get the illness in any form during a simple visit to the other child's home. It is not passed in the air.

In brief: Transmitted at birth

It is most likely the 4m cousin acquired the germ from her mother during direct contact during labor or delivery.
The germ transfers to baby & sets up in the system, gaining access to the blood & then moving to the brain. It is unlikely that your child could get the illness in any form during a simple visit to the other child's home. It is not passed in the air.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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