Skip to comments.New mothers who died of herpes could have been infected by one surgeon
Posted on 11/22/2021 2:10:22 PM PST by BenLurkin
The doctor performed Caesareans on both the women in 2018.
The families, who were told there were no connections between the deaths, are calling for inquests to be opened.
The East Kent Hospitals Trust says it could not identify the source of the infection, and the surgeon had no history of the virus.
Deaths caused by HSV-1 - one of two strains of the herpes simplex virus - are almost unheard of in healthy people. It is a common infection that can cause sores around the mouth or genitals.
Yet, in May and July 2018, two young mothers died from an infection caused by the virus.
Kimberley needed a blood transfusion because she sustained injuries during the operation. After two days, she asked to be discharged with her baby. But she was in a lot of pain and despite being barely able to walk, she left the hospital with her mother.
Her GP suggested they call 999 and Kimberley was taken back to hospital in an ambulance. Doctors thought she was suffering from bacterial sepsis - a potentially very serious condition. She was sent back to the maternity ward and given antibiotics. They didn't work and her condition worsened.
A series of operations followed as doctors struggled to identify and treat the infection. Eight days after she had been readmitted to hospital a consultant microbiologist suggested trying the antiviral drug Aciclovir - which is used to treat herpes infections.
Kimberley was transferred to Kings College Hospital in London, where she was diagnosed with a catastrophic herpes infection.
One death from herpes is rare enough, but just six weeks later, Samantha Mulcahy would die of the same condition.
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I wonder if the name of the “surgeon” will be released.
So he had sex with them?
I might wonder if the surgeon had been recently injected with an mrna concoction which allowed his latent herpes to express itself and infect these two dead women?
May and July 2018
Not likely. My first thought as well, so I read closer to see when it happened.
“… Neither woman’s baby was found to have been infected with the virus.
Both women had what is known as a primary infection - meaning that this was the first time they had been infected by herpes.
Hospital analysis of the women’s medical history indicates they’d not previously had herpes, so they would have had no antibodies - or natural protection - against the virus….”
This is an indication that they well may have picked up the virus in the hospital somehow… maybe from the surgeon or maybe some other means.
The article said that the surgeon could have had a “herpetic whitlow - herpes infection” on his/her finger.
No, just a sloppy Third World doctor.
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