New mothers who died of herpes could have been infected by one surgeon


More than a year after the women’s deaths, the families each received a letter from the coroner, Katrina Hepburn, saying there would be no inquests in these cases. The letters acknowledged there had been a similar case but said there was “no connection” between the two deaths. They also set out the belief of the pathologist who investigated both deaths, that the women had been infected with herpes “prior to hospital admission”.