Father can’t visit newborn son after contracting herpes rash that could have killed the child (photos)

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A father was banned from seeing his newborn son after contracting a horrific herpes rash. Tom Greenhalgh, 27, was not allowed to be in contact with his son Austin for two weeks because the rare condition could have killed the newborn baby. His upper body and head were completely covered in painful, weeping sores after he picked up a severe form of the herpes virus. Mr Greenhalgh, from Ilkeston, Nottingham, believes that he became infected by nervously scratching himself as wife Kerry – already two weeks overdue – went into labour. Photos are Graphic beyond this point.