OKLAHOMA CITY – A mother is upset after her one-year-old daughter got a horrible case of Herpes from a teacher at an Oklahoma City daycare center. Consuela Smith said her daughter is in pain day and night.
“She started getting blisters all around her mouth and bleeding,” Smith said.
After her daughter’s doctor confirmed the child had Herpes, Smith said she immediately contacted the daycare.
“I told her [the daycare director] what she had and they told me the worker does have this,” Smith said.
“Herpetic stomatitis is basically when you have multiple cold sores in your mouth,” Doctor Ryan Brown explained. “Cold sores are normally caused by Herpes simplex one virus. They are very easily spread, by touching and rubbing something else or saliva.”
ChildTime corporate offices out of Michigan issued the following statement:
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.
Although Smith said she was upset, she said she is focused on getting her daughter better and keeping other children safe.
“It’s nasty,” she said. “A one year old walking around with Herpes.”