An Oklahoma mother claims her one-year-old contacted herpes from a daycare teacher at ChildTime day care.
“She started getting blisters all around her mouth and bleeding.” After noticing the blisters, she took her child to the doctor, and received the diagnosis.
“They told me that she had herpes.”
Then Consuela Smith says she contacted the daycare.
“I told her what she had and they told me the worker does have this.”
“Herpetic stomatitis is basically when you have multiple cold sores in your mouth,” medical doctor Ryan Brown from OU Children’s 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 to the local news station in Oklahoma:
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 is upset, she says she is focused on getting her daughter better and keeping others safe.
“It’s nasty. A one year old walking around with Herpes.”