“Don’t Let People Kiss Your Baby” Mother Warns After Newborn Baby Girl Dies Days After Someone With Herpes Kissed Her “Don’t Let People Kiss Your Baby” Mother Warns After Newborn Baby Girl Dies Days After Someone With Herpes Kissed Her
An 18-day-old baby has died after she contracted a life-threatening herpes infection through a kiss. Baby Mariana was born healthy on July 1, however, on... “Don’t Let People Kiss Your Baby” Mother Warns After Newborn Baby Girl Dies Days After Someone With Herpes Kissed Her

An 18-day-old baby has died after she contracted a life-threatening herpes infection through a kiss. Baby Mariana was born healthy on July 1, however, on July 7, which was her parents’ wedding day, she became ill and had to be rushed to the hospital where doctors tried unsuccessfully to save her life.

Iowa couple, Shane and Nicole Sifrit had to cut their wedding reception short to take their 6-day-old daughter to the Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. At the hospital, doctors said the child had become infected with meningitis HSV-1, which is caused by the herpes virus. The virus is usually passed through sexual contact or transmitted from mother to child. Both parents of the child tested negative to the herpes virus, suggesting the baby had become infected through someone who had visited the family and kissed her.

“It immediately went downhill from there. Within two hours she had quit breathing and all of her organs just started to fail,” Shane Sifrit said.

In the next 48 hours, Marianne had a half-dozen blood transfusions, but her kidneys failed, requiring that she be put on dialysis. Later her liver stopped functioning properly as well, which resulted in internal bleeding. On July 10, she was airlifted to the University of Iowa hospital, where teams of specialists tried to stop the deadly infection.

Just after 8.40am on Tuesday, Mariana lost her fight against the virus and passed away in her father’s arms. Her mother who had been posting regular updates on Mariana’s health crisis on her Facebook page announced her death on the social platform.

She wrote: “She is now no longer suffering and is with the Lord. 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”.

Nicole also warned parents to be vigilant about who they let near their babies.

“Don’t let just anyone come visit them. Make sure they are constantly washing their hands. Don’t let people kiss your baby and make sure they ask before they pick up your baby,” Nicole warned.

Henry Okafor

  • Rickesha

    2017-07-19 #1 Author

    Oh my you have to be very careful with your baby especially new born.

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  • Erica

    2017-07-19 #2 Author

    Dont let people kiss your babies ijs

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  • Erica

    2017-07-19 #3 Author

    Dont let people kiss your baby

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  • Erica

    2017-07-19 #4 Author

    Dont let anyone kiss your baby

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  • Triangela Sept

    2017-07-19 #5 Author

    This is a very sad story, you really have to be careful!

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  • Tyii

    2017-07-19 #6 Author

    this why i don’t let people kiss on my child… rip

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  • Annielyn

    2017-07-20 #7 Author

    So sad..just dont let anyone kiss your baby!pls be careful mommies!

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  • PATRINA SMITH

    2017-07-20 #8 Author

    I don’t allow anyone to kiss my child except her father and I.

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  • Nicky

    2017-07-20 #9 Author

    Omg this is so horrific and def eye opener..may your sweet angel RIP

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  • Erica

    2017-07-20 #10 Author

    Wow!! That’s why I dont let people touch my baby!!

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  • Tykira

    2017-07-20 #11 Author

    Wow that’s very sad !😥😘

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  • Keara

    2017-07-21 #12 Author

    Omg this is very sad !

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  • Keara

    2017-07-21 #13 Author

    Very very sad I am so so sorry

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  • Carol Dobbins

    2017-07-21 #14 Author

    So sad no one will be kissing my bundle of joy

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  • Richelle tangkawan

    2017-07-21 #15 Author

    We should not let anyone kiss our little one no matter they call me over acting and over protected.

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  • nicole pullen

    2017-07-22 #16 Author

    My heart breaks for this family!

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  • Yelitza

    2017-07-22 #17 Author

    This is why I keep a close eye on my baby and lots of hand sanitizer

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  • Tanya

    2017-07-22 #18 Author

    I do have some guts to say ‘NO’. But still not to some people. That’s why I keep antibacterial gels around my babies. If anyone want to touch them. People don’t care. Everyone of us think that we are perfectly fine and that is nature. This article opened my eye and I should not let anyone kiss our little ones no matter they call me over acting and over protected.

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