This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition To provide parents with information on dangers of cold sores for newborn babies
Before the age of 3 months a babies immune system cannot cope with the herpes simplex virus, if the baby contracts this it can lead to long term disabilities or could even be fatal. This is a very common virus that can be fatal for a baby, yet no information is provided by the NHS to pregnant women.
My daughter contracted this virus at 3 weeks old from being kissed by someone with a cold sore, she was in hospital for a week receiving treatment. I shared this story on social media which went across the world.
Since then many have people expressed their concern about not knowing that this could be dangerous for a baby, including the doctor we saw in accident and emergency. Lots have people have sadly lost their babies because of this lack of knowledge.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months