‘I’ve been pretty silent since Mallory’s death. If you have a new baby, wash your hands. A lot. HSV-1 is EXTREMELY common. Many people who are infected don’t know they have it. For newborns, it is more than likely fatal.’

“Mallory was never in contact with a person who had an active cold sore. Never. Nobody ever kissed her on the mouth. In spite of that, she caught HSV-1 within her first week of life and we had to watch her die slowly for nearly 2 weeks.”

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