18-day-old baby girl dies days after someone with herpes kissed her 18-day-old baby girl dies days after someone with herpes kissed her
A US couple has said their 18-day-old baby has died, almost two weeks after having contracted the herpes infection through a kiss. Nicole and... 18-day-old baby girl dies days after someone with herpes kissed her

A US couple has said their 18-day-old baby has died, almost two weeks after having contracted the herpes infection through a kiss. Nicole and Shane Sifrit took to Facebook to reveal that their daughter, Mariana, died in her father’s arms

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“Our princess Mariana Reese Sifrit gained her angel wings at 8:41am this morning in her daddy’s arms and her mommy right beside her,” the post read, “She is now no longer suffering and is with the Lord. Thank you to everyone who has followed her journey and supported us through this.

In her 18 days of life she made a huge impact on the world and we hope with Mariana’s Story we save numerous newborns life. R.I.P. sweet angel.”

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Nicole and Shane Sifrit had just exchanged vows with their six-day-old daughter in attendance when two hours later the newlyweds discovered she had stopped eating and was slow to wake up. They rushed her to hospital.

“It immediately went downhill from there. Within two hours she had quit breathing and all of her organs just started to fail,” Mr Sifrit told WHO-TV. WQAD reports that Mariana had become infected with meningitis HSV-1, which is caused by the herpes virus.

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However, both her parents tested negative for the virus, meaning she got it from someone else. The Sifrit family are now hoping to raise awareness of how dangerous herpes can be for infants.

“Keep your babies isolated, don’t let just anyone come visit them, and make sure they are constantly washing their hands,” the Sifrits said. “Don’t let people kiss your baby, and make sure they ask before they pick up your baby.”

 

 

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  • Bre Smith

    2017-07-20 #1 Author

    This is why I always told people to not kiss on my daughter when she was a newborn & still don’t really allow it now .

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  • Kayla Richardson

    2017-07-20 #2 Author

    omg how awful. God bless this family

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  • Jazeya kalis

    2017-07-20 #3 Author

    That’s why I never allowed ANYONE to kiss my children. PERIOD. Prayers to their family 🙌🏼

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  • Molly

    2017-07-20 #4 Author

    Oh my gosh that’s terrible I’m so sorry

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  • Ty Lavoda

    2017-07-21 #5 Author

    This is so sad. People have these types of diseases and will not mention them first hand.

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  • Kanese king

    2017-07-21 #6 Author

    This is a sad story. May God bless this family.

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  • Debbie Thompson

    2017-07-21 #7 Author

    Prayers for this family. 🙏 That’s why I don’t allow no one to kiss on or really touch my baby..

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  • Shyyhanne

    2017-07-21 #8 Author

    This is so sad and im glad i dont let people kiss my son . Prayers for this family during this sad time

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  • Dae’vonna Washington

    2017-07-21 #9 Author

    This is so heartbreaking being as though I’m a first time mom & seeing this precious little baby life being taken away because of someone is just heartbreaking…I pray her family continue to be strong 💞💞

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  • Shinell

    2017-07-21 #10 Author

    It breaks mY heart to hear such a terrible story ! Rip little one. god will take you back into his loving arms

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  • Shanisha Smith

    2017-07-21 #11 Author

    So devastating!!! People think I’m being rude or mean when I tell them not to kiss my baby! Just trying to protect her as much as I can!! I’m sure whoever kissed this little one meant no harm but the outcome was deadly. Praying for the families!!!

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  • Sharkena Bailey

    2017-07-21 #12 Author

    That’s why I never let anyone Kiss my Daughter, Always made people wash their Hand . Prayers to the Family of the Unborn

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  • Tasha

    2017-07-21 #13 Author

    This is why I’m very sensitive by my new born . She’s only a week old and I limit her visitors and ask that no one kiss her nor hold her hands cause they tend to our their hands in their mouth . This is heartbreaking. I lost my son at 7 months I remember the pain I had in my heart . Blessings yo those parents

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  • Kelly

    2017-07-21 #14 Author

    This is verysad i pray god give your family strength

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