Medicine: Confusion over Infant Herpes

More newborns have the disease, but fears are exaggerated

She has pretty blond hair, innocent blue eyes, and at the age of four is only the size of a two-year-old toddler. But for nearly a year, this child, who is mentally retarded and physically disabled, has been the subject of suspicion and fear in her home town of Emporia, Kans. When the child's mother tried to enroll her in a public school program for handicapped children, permission was denied. Last month, when she was finally admitted, several parents kept their children at home, and a...

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