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HSV1 that causes cold sore is harmless to the unborn child during pregnancy1). Transmission of the virus occurs outside the body not through the blood. The danger of transmission is highest when the mother has an open cold sore on the lips, this for most people is when the infection can be passed to the baby. The fluid coming from the cold sore is where the virus particles are released2). This fluid should be kept from contacting the baby either directly, such as by kissing […]

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