herpes viruses


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herpes viruses

A group of eight different viruses that includes the herpes simplex virus, types I and II, causing, respectively, ‘cold sores’ and venereal herpes, herpes zoster virus, that causes CHICKEN POX and SHINGLES, the Epstein Barr virus, that causes GLANDULAR FEVER (infective mononucleosis), the cytomegalovirus that affects people with immunodeficiency disorders, and human herpes virus 8 that causes KAPOSI'S SARCOMA. From the Greek herpein , to creep.

Herpes viruses

A group of viruses that can cause cold sores, shingles, chicken pox, and congenital abnormalities. The Epstein-Barr virus which causes mononucleosis belongs to this group of viruses.
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When the immune system cannot keep diseases in check, some of these herpes viruses can cause cancers.
Herpes viruses have, a core containing a large double stranded DNA genome encased within, an icasopentahedral nucleocapsid containing 162 capsomeres, an amorphous proteinaceous tegument between envelope and capsid, a lipid bilayer envelop derived from host cell membranes, it contains surface spikes.
They tested semen for HIV level and for levels of the seven herpes viruses listed in Table 1.
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The risk of cerebral palsy was almost doubled with exposure to herpes viruses.
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is another of eight herpes viruses known to infect humans.
Experiments show that the active cannabis ingredient tetrahydrocannibol (THC) can prevent the activation and replication of gamma herpes viruses.
Cold sores, like other herpes viruses, are highly contagious and can be spread through physical contact.
Vaccine-stimulated immune proteins and cells may be more potent against herpes viruses contracted on the vaginal lining than on the skin of the penis, Stanberry says.
This is the most effective cream we've come across," says Marian Nicholson of the Herpes Viruses Association.
Other common herpes viruses, HHV-1 and HHV-2, were also reported in larger percentages in the brain tissue of people with MS.