Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) disease is a rare, and potentially fatal, disease which usually occurs in the first four weeks of a baby's life. Early recognition and treatment of the virus has been shown to significantly improve babies' chances of making a full recovery.
Kit Tarka Foundation works to prevent newborn baby deaths; primarily through raising awareness of neonatal herpes, funding research and providing advice for healthcare professionals and the general public.
- What is neonatal herpes?
- What is the herpes simplex virus?
- How can a baby catch herpes?
- What are the signs & symptoms of neonatal herpes?
- How do I know if my baby has an infection?
- What is the treatment for neonatal herpes?
- What can I do to prevent my baby from getting neonatal herpes?
- I am pregnant or breastfeeding, how can I protect my baby?
- I have a cold sore, what should I do to make sure I don't pass the virus to a baby?
- How do I wash my hands properly to help keep babies safe?
Follow the link below to Kit Tarka Foundation's website, to find out more.