Herpes Simplex Virus Infections

  • A. Heidelberger


The two herpes simplex viruses (HSV-l, HSV-2) belong to the group of human herpes viruses. Following the primary infection, they remain latent in for body for long periods of time, usually in neural tissue, only to become active again following a variety of triggers, causing secondary infections. An epidemiological survey in the US showed that 51% of persons aged 12 years and older were seropositive for HSV-l; 5.3% for HSV-2 and 16.6% both for HSV-l and HSV-2, leaving only 27.1% negative for both.


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