How can a baby catch neonatal herpes?
Newborn babies have fragile immune systems that aren’t fully developed. Because of this, infants are more prone to various types of infections, and HSV may easily infect a baby.
The good news is that neonatal herpes is a rare diagnosis and only one in 3,200 babies gets it. Even though the disease is uncommon in newborns, you might want to understand how the infection spreads in order to prevent it.