Five women developed genital herpesvirus hominis (herpes simplex virus) infection beyond 32 weeks' gestation. Two of the women had fresh vesicular lesions at parturition. The five infants were delivered per v[ill]ginum at term and escaped subsequent overt herpesvirus hominis infection, although a scalp lesion in one infant was dismissed as inconsequential and disappeared without virologic study. Examination of the infants two months to four years after birth failed to detect sequelae of possible subclinical infection.
Geme JWS, Bailey SR, Koopman JS, Oh W, Hobel CJ, Imagawa DT. Neonatal Risk Following Late Gestational Genital Herpesvirus Hominis Infection. Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(3):342-343. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120400046010