Posted by: Jane M | February 27, 2013

The presence of the Herpes B Virus doubles the risk of Cerebral Palsy

baby1111Researchers have found that babies exposed to infections just before or shortly after birth have a higher risk of developing Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral Palsy is a condition which affects the brain. During this condition, the brain is unable to develop fully before birth or during the first fundamental years of a child’s development.

The Herpes B virus is in essence the virus that is responsible for chicken pox and shingles and has the potential to cross the placenta during pregnancy.

Be sure to consult your doctor, paediatrician or specialist if you contract a virus during pregnancy as he or she will be able to provide all the necessary advice and recommendations to help ensure your baby is born health and well.

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