*An Oklahoma mother has concluded that her 1-year-old daughter contracted Herpes from a caretaker at ChildTime Day Care in Oklahoma City, KFOR reports.
And understandably, she is furious!
Apparently, the toddler developed blisters around her mouth, and they started bleeding. Consuela Smith immediately took her child to see a doctor, who diagnosed the child with herpes.
It was not until Smith called the day care to tell operators about her daughter’s condition, that she was informed that a worker there did have the infection.
A doctor explained the condition to KFOR: “Cold sores are normally caused by herpes simplex 1 virus. They are very easily spread, by touching and rubbing something else or saliva.”
ChildTime released a statement saying, “Our children’s well-being is of the utmost importance to us. We have strict policies and procedures to ensure we meet or exceed regulatory guidelines on health and safety. We take every precaution to prevent the spread of germs or illness, and investigate any reported concerns,” according to the news station.
Smith is still trying to come to terms with the fact that her daughter has the infection.
“It’s nasty. A 1-year-old walking around with herpes,” she told KFOR.
See the video report below and read more at KFOR.