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Stillbirths, the common case of babies that die before they are born or shortly after birth, can be caused by infection with viruses or parasites such as malaria , toxoplasmosis (a disease associated with eating undercooked meat) , cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella zoster virus (commonly known as chicken pox).
Infectious disorders occur when an infectious agent infects the mother during pregnancy. An example of a disorder in which an infectious agent may cause problems for both mother and baby is syphilis . This organism enters through blood-to-blood contact from another person who has been infected while still in their teens. The fetus then contracts the condition if the mother doesn’t have effective treatment . Other examples include rubella , HIV/AIDS, genital herpes , hepatitis B virus infection, human papillomavirus(HPV) infections among others. In general these conditions should be easily treated within 6 months after detection to prevent serious long term consequences for both mother and child.